Nick Merrill

Research Fellow in Long-Term Cybersecurity, University of California, Berkeley
Chapter Member: Bay Area SSN
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About Nick

Merrill's research focuses on internet infrastructure. Overarching themes in Merrill's writings include centralization of global internet infrastructure, equity of access and ownership over that infrastructure, and the fragility of internet infrastructure during war.


Business Practices of Cloud Computing Providers

  • Tejas Narechania

In the News

Quoted by Zoe Christen Jones and Musadiq in "Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Come Back Online After Outage," CBS News, October 5, 2021.
Guest on Explain to Shane Podcast, Episode 37, August 3, 2021.
Opinion: "Fight for Control Threatens To Destabilize and Fragment the Internet," Nick Merrill, The Conversation, July 26, 2021.
Opinion: "Protect and Regulate the Internet’s Hidden Power Brokers," Nick Merrill, The Hill, June 22, 2021.
Quoted by Clare Duffy in "Two Obscure Service Providers Briefly Broke the Internet. It Could Happen Again," CNN Business, June 17, 2021.


"Inside the Internet" (with Tejas Narechania). Duke Law Journal Online ( (2023).

Suggests that competition reigns the inside of the internet. Mentions the original research presented here undermines that long-held assumption. Considers how the internet’s regulatory infrastructure might respond to these new facts regarding the internet’s interior network infrastructure.