[AfrICANN-discuss] Who controls the internet?

SM sm at resistor.net
Thu Oct 18 22:01:31 SAST 2012

The image at 
could be used as input to answer the question in the subject 
line.  Africa is a quarter the size of South America in terms of 
addressability.  The most visible ccTLD in Africa is .za which is 
0.3% of the web.  The total international bandwidth for Africa is 1 
Tbps.  It was mentioned that Africa has less international bandwidth 
than Austria.

In other news a well-known search engine has threatened to exclude 
some sites in a country from search results if the country goes ahead 
with plans to make search engines pay for content.


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