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Internet Performance Impacts of Canadian Content Hosting
In addition to driving ccTLD growth, a strong national content hosting industry improves consumer experience by making content faster, cheaper, and more accessible. Ironically, the existence of a large content-hosting industry next door has tended to artificially reduce the percentage of both Canadian and Mexican content that is domestically hosted.
In this talk, we'll examine the most popular domains in Canada (using Alexa ranking data), as well as the much broader spectrum of domains hosted in .CA. We'll utilize BGP routing and IP geolocation to assess the geographies and key providers that support Canada's current state of domestic versus international content placement. Beyond this basic census, we'll also examine some of the potential performance impacts of nonlocal hosting on content consumers in both Eastern and Western Canada.
Please also consider this submission for the NANOG65 DNS track