According to Kentik aggregate netflow data, Internet traffic to Haiti dropped by 42% immediately following the earthquake. This drop was likely caused by elecrtical outages as well as damage to physical infrastructure such as fiber optic cables.
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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).