There are many reasons for governments to shut down the internet, but it can also come at great cost to the user’s personal and financial well-being.
Government shutdowns have cost the global economy more than $10 billion in 2022 so far. This is double the amount from last year and we are barely halfway through the year.
Non-conflict-based internet shutdowns cost the global economy more than $6 million a day. These include efforts to stop protests and stop students from cheating in exams. Top10VPN tracked government shutdowns in 16 countries and measured the cost per day of shutdowns.
Experts predict that costs will continue to spiral out of control as internet shutdowns become more common across the globe for various reasons.