The Internet Interoperability Index a set of proxy measures which, in aggregate, allow us and others to measure whether and to what extent the internet is becoming more global and uniformly-accessible, or more nationalized and siloed. Is the Internet at present becoming more or less interoperable? If so, how quickly? How decisively? The index will both discipline public debate and provide a platform for policy experimentation. For example, if one wants to slow down or reverse internet nationalization in certain parts of the world, one first needs to know what changes are taking place and, later, if policy interventions have moved the needle in the desired direction. Measurement is a key policy tool.
Nick Merrill - ffff at berkeley dot edu