According to Kentik aggregate NetFlow data, internet traffic to New Orleans dropped by over 50% in the days following the arrival of the hurricane as repair crews worked to restore service to the region.
As of today (September 7th), volumes of internet traffic destined for New Orleans have still not completely recovered as utilities work to restore power to many parts of the region.
Doug Madory is the director of internet analysis for Kentik where he works on internet infrastructure analysis. The Washington Post dubbed him “The Man who can see the Internet” for his reputation in identifying significant developments in the global layout of the internet. Doug is regularly quoted by major news outlets about developments ranging from national blackouts to BGP hijacks to the activation of submarine cables. Prior to Kentik, he was the lead analyst for Oracle’s internet intelligence team (formerly Dyn Research and Renesys).
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