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A History of Internet Infrastructure Ownership
This page contains a a prototype schematic depicting the genealogy of Internet infrastructure companies.

Project Description

A student intern used Adobe Illustrator to create this prototype schematic depicting the genealogy of Internet infrastructure companies according to some scant public data we could find from:

We would like to improve the quantity and quality of data in this visualization. When we (or someone else) has time, we would like to see a wiki form of this data that allows vetted contributions, from which we can create a visualization of the current data at any time. For now, we publish this prototype hoping to inspire folks to contribute data/corrections/offers of help to info @ caida . org

IPv4 Census Map
A History of Internet Infrastructure Ownership

Company List


ANSNET
AT&T
AT&T, Inc.
Allegiance Telecom
Almosa Holdings
Alternet
Ameritech
BBN
Bell Atlantic
Bell South
Broadwing
Cable & Wireless America
CDN
CSNET
Centel
Cogent Communications
CompuServe Network Services
Cybertrust
Diamond Net
Digez
DoCoMo
Dobson Communications
ESnet (DOE)
Enterprise Communications
Fibernet
FleetCall
GEnie (GE)
GTE
Genuity (GTE)
Genuity (Level 3 Communications)
Global Crossing
Gulf Coast Wireless
ICG
IWO Holdings, Inc.
Impsat
Intel Online Services
Interwise
KDG
LCI
Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Looking Glass Networks
MCI
MFS
Military Milnet 
NSFNET
NSI
NSI (NASA)
NTT
NTT Communications
NTT-East
NTT-West
NYNEX Corporation
NetSec Security Services
Nextel Communications
Northern PCS
Pacific Telesis
Progress Telecom
Qwest
SAVVIS, Inc.
SBC
SBC Communications
Southwestern Bell
Sprint Nextel Communications 
Sprint [World Class] 
Supernet
TelCove
Totality
Touch America, Inc.
UNET
US West
UUNET Technologies, Inc.
Velocita Wireless
Verio
Verio, Inc.
Verizon
Verizon Business
WAM!NET
Wintel
XO

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