Definition: 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, 2014See also: Internet hosts map
Microsoft Awards First Grants to Help Expand Global Internet Access
New York Times - 5/24/2016 4:09:00 AM
The venerable software company, still best known for the Windows software that runs most of the world’s personal ... which offers a free set of basic Internet services with local phone companies in more than three dozen countries and is testing the ...
Microsoft gives grants to 12 startups working on affordable internet access
CNN Money - 5/24/2016 8:01:03 PM
More than half of the world's population doesn't have access to the internet, and Microsoft wants to help shrink that number. The company announced Tuesday that it gave grants to 12 startups in 11 countries that are working to bring affordable internet ...
Countries At The World Humanitarian Summit Aren’t Walking The Walk
Think Progress - 5/24/2016 2:35:56 AM
For the first time ever, delegates from 175 countries converged Monday in Istanbul, Turkey for a two-day United Nations World Humanitarian Summit to ... we have decided that the visitors we have been hosting for more than 23 years have to be helped to ...
Microsoft makes grants to boost worldwide Internet access
The Seattle Times - 5/24/2016 10:14:04 AM
the money is going to companies in 11 countries. Each is expected to receive a grant of between $70,000 and $150,000, along with access to some Microsoft support resources. “With more than half of the world’s population lacking access to the Internet ...
Dispatches From the World Humanitarian Summit: Education as a Bridge Between Aid and Development
The Huffington Post - 5/24/2016 6:03:32 AM
UNESCO will host an event at the Summit that will bring attention to this need to provide more funding for education aid. The event will also rally support around the Safe Schools Declaration--an international commitment signed so far by over 50 countries ...
NFL owners will use secret ballot to vote for 2018-2020 Super Bowl host cities
Los Angeles Times - 5/24/2016 12:19:56 AM
To bring the NFL back to L.A., and to host the biggest game in the country, it’s a big deal ... L.A.’s place as a leader in the world in terms of innovation and creativity and culture … You put a game like the Super Bowl in L.A. and I think ...
Microsoft opens wallet to extend Internet in remote areas
Phys - 5/24/2016 5:59:21 PM
Microsoft is joining other tech giants attempting to deliver the Internet to remote parts of the world. But unlike expensive and ambitious ... of supporting "at least 20 projects in at least 15 countries by 2017." The company is also pursuing other ...
China's Scary Lesson To The World: Censoring The Internet Works
NDTV - 5/24/2016 9:45:26 AM
It is an attempt to bridge one of the country's most fundamental contradictions -- to have an economy intricately connected to the outside world but a political culture closed off from such "Western values" as free speech and democracy. The Internet ...
Tickets for World Baseball Classic qualifier in Brooklyn go on sale Wednesday
Examiner - 5/24/2016 4:59:06 AM
The home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets Class-A team, will host the World Baseball ... will advance to the World Baseball Classic next March. Australia, Mexico and Colombia have already advanced. Those four countries will join those who ...
World Bank back
Fiji Times - 5/24/2016 8:58:19 PM
Speaking at the opening of the World Bank Group liaison office in Suva yesterday, country director, World Bank ... to Apia that will help connect Vanua Levu to high speed broadband internet," he said. Mr Drees-Gross said the World Bank had people on ...
Report: Southeast Asia’s internet economy to grow to $200B by 2025
TechCrunch - 5/24/2016 10:57:01 AM
Southeast Asia’s is the world’s fastest growing internet market — adding 3.8 million new users a month. Beyond that, its young population (70 percent of which is aged under 40), lack of “big box” retailers serving entire countries and growing ...
Could Doping Scandal Cost Moscow Right To Host 2018 World Cup? – OpEd
Eurasia Review - 5/24/2016 4:23:19 AM
would likely strip Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup, two Moscow analysts say. That would constitute a major public relations disaster for Vladimir Putin who has made the hosting of this competition the most important follow-on event to the ...
Argentina set for 2027 World Cup bid
freemalaysiatoday.com - 5/23/2016 11:01:11 PM
BUENES AIRES: Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri said Monday the South American country wanted to bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2027. “The decision is in line with the objective of promoting major sporting events that could attract tourists and ...
Maple Leafs put in strong showing at 2016 World Championships
NHL - 5/24/2016 9:26:57 PM
Nikita Zaitsev - Russia The newest Leafs blueliner had a solid tournament for the host Russians at the World Championships ... recorded a pair of points and a plus-3 in seven games for his country. He was named a Player of the Tournament for Slovakia.
Mockumentary Film 'Internet Famous' About Grandiose Online Personalities Premieres This June On iTunes
Indiewire - 5/24/2016 9:55:35 PM
A mockumentary about five fictional Internet personalities as they travel across the country to compete in a talent competition, "Internet Famous" stars a whole host of talented actors, from young web sensations like Shane Dawson, Steve Greene, Richard ...