Russia is risking the creation of a “splinternet”
And it could be irreversible. If Russia disconnects from — or is booted from — the internet's governing bodies, the internet may never be the same again for any of us. James Ball contemplates many of the concerns behind a 'splinternet', which would break the current single global internet of today and produce "a number of national or regional networks that don't speak to one another and perhaps even operate using incompatible technologies."
From MIT Technology Review