November 4, 2012

How Bandwidth Is Bought, Stolen & Sold

Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOm

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Most people know certain things about the Internet. They know that cables run under the sea, that wires come into your homes, and that modems carry the digital signals to your devices.

But they’ve probably never heard of Internet Exchange Points, and that’s where the magic of the Internet really happens.

Internet Exchange Points (aka IXPs) are the manufacturing floor of the Internet — that is wherebandwidth is...

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