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The Internet is Closer to Home Than You Think

June 13, 2017

The Internet is global in spirit. But the traffic associated with it is increasingly local in nature, as we found in our recent VNI study.

Consider a typical Internet user in North America. Today, over a third (35%) of the content accessed by this user is sent from a point within the same metropolitan area. Thanks to content delivery networks, a growing amount of Internet content is stored close to home. By 2021, over half (51%) of the average North American Internet user’s content will be delivered from within their own metro network.

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