Internet Concentration Posts
Rogers Outage: What do we Know After Two Months?
It’s now been a full two months since Rogers Telecom suffered a nationwide Internet outage, leaving tens of millions of Canadians without telecommunications services. On the morning of 8 July 2022, Rogers subscribers across Canada found themselves without Internet service. The outage spread to cable, mobile services, and fixed line telephony, including access to E911 […]
From Centralization to Market Concentration
In 2021, a fourth focus area was published on Internet Society Pulse. We called it “Internet Centralization”. Today we’ve changed the name to “Market Concentration” and we wanted to explain why. The concept of centralization can be seen as the degree to which an activity within a given set of relationships is dependent on a […]
Internet Centralization – New Pulse Focus Area Provides New Perspectives
[Note: On 2 August 2022, we changed the name of the Centralization focus area to Market Concentration. Find out why here.] The Internet is built on a decentralized model. Its many network operators make independent decisions about how to interconnect, and the core functions and decisions required to keep the Internet running are distributed among its participants using open standards and protocols. This decentralized architecture, where power and […]