WEF report warns for technical, governmental and commercial fragmentation of the Internet

A recently-published report by the World Economic Forum warns for the fragmentation of the Internet. The report distinguishes three forms of fragmentation: technical fragmentation (infrastructure), governmental fragmentation (government policies constraining access to and use of the Internet) and commercial fragmentation (business actions that prevent access to and use of the Internet). Among the report’s ‘top 10’ cases of fragmentation are: failure to move to IPv6, blocking new gTLDs, filtering content, digital protectionism, prohibition on transborder data movement, and cybersovereignty.