What does the effect of killswitch look like?

Posted on April 25, 2013  /  0 Comments

We’ve had some discussion about the effects of killswitch on this blog. Here is a discussion about full and partial killswitch effects with some nice graphics.

When you deliver nearly a third of global Web traffic, you get to see a lot of crazy stuff happen.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global Internet traffic provider, is giving us a glimpse at some of those wild scenarios today in its latest “State of the Internet” report.

The company, based in Cambridge, MA, tracks a wide variety of statistics in its quarterly reports, including domestic and global Internet speeds, mobile connectivity, unique IP addresses, and attacks by hackers.

But one of the most arresting scenarios in the report was a multi-country study in what happens when an entire nation’s Internet access is shut down (or close to it).

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