Who owns the Internet?

Nobody – not a single person, company, or government. The Internet is a network of millions of interconnected computers and servers spread across the globe. A nonprofit international group called the Internet Society does watch over the global network, establishing protocols (a system of rules for sharing data) and promoting its evolution and access to everybody.

Thousands of people and organizations own the Internet. The Internet consists of lots of different bits and pieces, each of which has an owner. Some of these owners can control the quality and level of access you have to the Internet. They might not own the entire system, but they can impact your Internet experience.


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