How Global Events Impact the Internet


By Jayne MillerApr 5, 2022


We've discussed the ways in which the WAN is moving away from private networks and MPLS in favor of reliance on the public internet. Not to mention the costs and benefits of that evolution.

Although it's certainly always been the case that WAN managers must stay on top of internet performance and outages, this is increasingly crucial in the internet-first WAN era in which we find ourselves.

To get into the ways in which global events, natural or human, impact the internet—and how to stay on top of those headlines—we welcome a leading expert on this topic to the WAN Manager Podcast.

Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis at Kentik, sits with Greg to get into recent world events that have had real, consequential impacts on the internet.

From the volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami that knocked out internet access in Tonga, to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the corresponding information war, the pair had much to talk about. Listen to their chat below.

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Greg Bryan

Greg Bryan

Greg is Senior Manager, Enterprise Research at TeleGeography. He's spent the last decade and a half at TeleGeography developing many of our pricing products and reports about enterprise networks. He is a frequent speaker at conferences about corporate wide area networks and enterprise telecom services. He also hosts our podcast, TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

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