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Uta Meier-Hahn

Uta Meier-Hahn is a doctoral researcher at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. In her work she focusses on informal regulation of internet infrastructure with specific interest in internet interconnection arrangements. As academic editor for the institute's Internet Policy Review (, Uta contributes to establishing a hybrid form of publication at the crossroads of journalism and academia. Before joining the institute, Uta worked as an online journalist for the public broadcasting company Norddeutscher Rundfunk. She studied Cultural Studies at the University of Lüneburg and at the Marmara University in Istanbul.

Pages created by Uta Meier-Hahn

When Internet Interconnection Trouble Occurs, Immediate Coordination Kicks in
Uta Meier-Hahn — 27 Sep 2017

For the majority of people in developed countries, the Internet is invisible most of the time. A socket in the wall, a cell site atop a building, a WiFi password written on a restaurant menu – only rarely are we reminded of the fact that Internet connectivity is not just there like a natural resource. It has become ambient. But for some people there is another side to it.… Read more

Uncertainty is Key
Uta Meier-Hahn — 06 Mar 2017

In order to manufacture Internet connectivity, network operators around the globe make a joint effort. As of today, they have interconnected more than 55,000 Autonomous Systems. By the measure of existence, the Internet gives evidence of a remarkable degree of decentral coordination between networkers. But this evidence is vague.… Read more

The Internet Infrastructure’s Turn to Content
The Internet Infrastructure’s Turn to Content
Uta Meier-Hahn — 08 Nov 2016

One of the Internet’s key features is that it keeps networking functions separate from the applications and services that use these functions. However, network operators and especially Internet service providers appear to be becoming more content aware. Networking is becoming more intertwined with content. This might have implications for tomorrow’s Internet. … Read more

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