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, 2012See also: Internet hosts map
What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
Atlantic Online - 10/10/2013 5:06:02 PM
Another map, from Nature (in 2006, so slightly outdated), provides a good point of comparison. This map shows countries by their population size, visually portraying the data that the shading in the first map is based on: China, of course, dominates both.
'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom
NBC News - 10/23/2013 9:15:29 PM
They can establish a secure connection with someone across the world, in a free-Internet country, whom they trust ... In an initiative called Project Shield, Google is also offering to host websites that come under politically motivated shutdown attacks.
For Internet Safety, Russia Most Dangerous In World
Forbes - 11/2/2012 6:00:53 PM
When it comes to internet security breaches around the world, nowhere on the planet is more ... There are just 10 countries worldwide that host 86 percent of the web resources used to spread malware. For the second quarter in a row, this figure ...
Here's What the World Would Look Like if Apple, Microsoft, and Google Were Countries
Slate - 1/31/2014 4:22:06 AM
In the offline world, geography is everything. You can only buy what’s in front of you, only speak with someone who’s in the same room. On the Internet, though, physical distance ... jarring to see names like Xhamster and LiveJasmin etched ...
Host country Canada wins three medals at 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
examiner.com - 3/17/2013 8:35:44 PM
The globalization of figure skating has never been more on display as it was at the 2013 World Figure ... represented countries like Germany, Italy, and South Korea had their superstars back on the podium. In the end, it was the host country that won ...
Dubai to host World Expo 2020
Gulf News - 11/27/2013 5:06:23 PM
The World Expos, held every five years, is a trade exhibition that attracts millions of visitors to the host country. The UAE made it clear early in its campaign that it was determined to host the event. Dubai set the tone for their win in the very first ...
The U.S. Has More Internet Porn Than Any Other Country
Gizmodo - 8/14/2013 1:55:56 PM
He found that the U.S. is second only to the Netherlands, which has 187 million pages for a population of 17 million porn-hungry people. The U.K. came in third with 52 million naughty pages, or about one for every person. Germany was fourth with 8 million ...
Gabon Wagers on High-Speed Internet
The World Bank Group - 1/12/2014 11:57:07 PM
With World Bank assistance, Gabon has invested heavily in infrastructure such as fiber optics, with the aim of providing high-speed Internet ... regional hub hosting enterprises in the sector. The authorities of the middle-income African country have ...
Top 15 Countries With The Fastest Internet: Pando Network's Global Internet Speed Study, August 2011
The Huffington Post - 9/26/2011 6:03:23 AM
Pando Networks, a company specializing in delivering large quantities of online information to other companies, has released its most recent Global Internet Speed Study ... fastest country on the list. The top 15 is dominated by Asia, Eastern ...
Why the US isn’t the world leader in speedy internet access
Quartz - 12/29/2013 11:59:24 PM
Still, both countries lag behind the US on the World Economic Forum’s ranking (pdf) of internet bandwidth available per user. The US, which ranked 35th in 2012, offers the average citizen 62.3 kB per second, while the top performer, Luxembourg ...
India among countries with worst internet connections
Times of India - 5/1/2012 11:56:17 PM
For Asia-Pacific, Akamai said "India remained the only surveyed country within the region that has an average connection speed below 1mbps". The report says that South Korea has world's best internet infrastructure with average speed of over 17mbps.
The Top 9 Countries With The Fastest Internet Speeds: Akamai
The Huffington Post - 4/30/2012 11:57:29 PM
Is your Internet running? Then you'd better go catch it ... making the U.S. the lucky number 13 on Akamai's list. And which country is the world leader in terms of average connection speed? You'll have to look through the slideshow to find ...
World Porn League Table: UK Sits Not so Proudly in Third Place
International Business Times - 8/13/2013 3:30:11 PM
Figures show that the Dutch host more web pornography than any other European country, behind only the ... AMSIX is the Amsterdam Internet Exchange and is the worlds largest data transport hub in the world - accounting for around 10% of the world's ...
The World's Friendliest Countries
Forbes - 4/7/2011 11:53:31 PM
“Since the launch, we’ve watched it grow into the world’s largest survey of expats.” Respondents rated their host countries on a slew of factors related to economics, raising children and overall experience. To determine which were the ...
Pakistan among 'least free' countries for internet freedom
Times of India - 10/6/2013 2:44:38 AM
A report on the level of internet and digital media freedom in 60 countries has revealed that Pakistan is among the bottom ten `least free` countries of the world. ISLAMABAD: A report on the level of internet and digital media freedom in 60 ...