Internet hosts

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Switzerland667,2751,823,0122,443,0003,437,0005,249,000

Definition of Internet hosts: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2011