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:
- a 2002 NANOG mailing list thread
- the Internet History Exhibit 1962-1992 of the Computer History Museum (www.computerhistory.org)
- searching public web sites of known providers.
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
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