IAB COVID-19 Workshop: Interconnection Changes in the United States

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Authors Francesco Bronzino  , Elizabeth Culley  , Nick Feamster  , Shinan Liu  , Jason Livingood  , Paul Schmitt 
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During the early weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, significant changes to Internet usage occurred as a result of a sudden global shift to people working, studying and quarantining at home. One aspect that this affected was interconnection between networks, which this paper studies. This paper explores some of the effects of these changes on Internet interconnection points, in terms of utilization, traffic ratios, and other performance characteristics such as latency.


Francesco Bronzino (francesco.bronzino@univ-smb.fr)
Elizabeth Culley (elizabeth_culley@comcast.com)
Nick Feamster (feamster@uchicago.edu)
Shinan Liu (shinanliu@uchicago.edu)
Jason Livingood (Jason_Livingood@comcast.com)
Paul Schmitt (pschmitt@cs.princeton.edu)

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