The foundation for the Internet were set up by the US Department of Defence in the 1960s. This involved a process of connecting computers in order to transfer data more quickly. A process that is still ongoing to this day.
- 30 million number of servers worldwide as of 2008, estimated to be closer to 75 million as of today.
- 550,000 miles of undersea cable, transmitting data at 186,000 miles per second.
- Google estimates the size of the internet to be roughly 5 million TB of data. They control the world’s largest index of the Internet, but this comprises of only 0.004% of all data.
Billions of people around the world use the Internet every day, but it’s likely few outside of the IT industry could give a definitive answer to the question, “Where is the Internet? Our infographic explores this.
Infographic Source: Whoishostingthis.com