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 if China held a world internet conference and the world didn’t show up?
Quartz - 11/18/2014 10:28:38 PM
When China hosts the country’s very first “World Internet Conference” this week in the city of Wuzhen, speakers will include top executives from China’s internet giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu, along with executives from “Qualcomm ...
Natalie Morales and Thomas Roberts named to host 63rd Miss Universe Pageant
Examiner - 12/16/2014 12:58:34 PM
Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that " Today's" Natalie Morales and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will host ... countries and territories". Along with Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, nearly 90 contestants from countries around the ...
Internet freedom weakens around the world
Naked Security - 12/9/2014 10:29:23 AM
Snowden's revelations were one factor that has led to multiple countries requiring that data be localized and hence more available to local authorities - one aspect that has contributed to an overall decline in internet freedom around the world.
Father of Web tells Russia's Putin: Internet is not a 'CIA project'
Yahoo News Canada - 12/11/2014 12:50:11 PM
He has also called on China to tear down the "great firewall" that limits its people's access to the Internet. Asked about his World Wide Web Foundation's rankings of the way 86 countries approach the Internet, Berners-Lee said the Internet should be ...
What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
The Atlantic - 10/10/2013 12:05:24 PM
and Japan alone host more Internet users than Europe and North America combined. Second, few of the world’s largest Internet countries fall into the top category (>80%) of Internet penetration (and indeed India falls into the lowest category, at <20% ...
Watchdog Says World Internet Freedom In Decline
Radio Free Europe - 12/4/2014 11:39:44 AM
Iran (89), Uzbekistan (79), Pakistan (69), and Belarus (62) are states where the Internet is not free. The paper says that Iran remains the worst country in the world for Internet freedom, despite initial hopes over the election of reformist President ...
Russia’s Creeping Descent Into Internet Censorship
Wired News - 12/10/2014 6:53:27 AM
Today, the Russian government is trying censor individual pages served from overseas, but a recently passed law could eventually prevent foreign internet companies from reaching Russia unless they set up computer servers inside the country, a setup that ...
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin are Back to Co-Host CNN’s New Year’s Eve Coverage
TV by the Numbers - 12/11/2014 9:18:25 PM
Live from Times Square Beginning at 9 p.m. ET Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will co-host CNN’s coverage of New Year ... will provide reports from celebrations across the country and around the world, including London, Moscow, Beijing and Calcutta.
The Most Popular Websites in the World, Country-by-Country
Gizmodo - 10/3/2013 7:48:50 AM
This map shows the most visited websites around the world, broken down country-by-country. Assembled by Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata for Information Geographies, the map—based on Alexa data—depicts countries sized by Internet population.
CHARTS: This is how much gold miners really put into their host countries
Mining - 10/27/2014 9:57:28 PM
Members of the World Gold Council (WGC), the market development organization for the global precious metal industry, spent last year a total of $47 billion in countries hosting their mining operations, a recent report published by the WGC shows.
Brazil By Numbers: Must Know Facts About The Host of The FIFA World Cup
Forbes - 7/2/2014 11:54:45 PM
Brazilians are some of the most active Facebook users in the world! Brazilians publish the most number of posts out of all Facebook countries. The global average time spent on Facebook is 361 minutes per user/month. Brazilians spend 535 minutes per month ...
America Pays More For Internet, Gets Slower Speeds, Than Other Countries
The Huffington Post - 10/31/2014 9:56:54 AM
But new entrants to the U.S. broadband market are starting to close the gap between America and the rest of the world. For example, Chattanooga, Tennessee, which built the country’s first citywide gigabit-per-second Internet network in 2010, has slashed ...
The World Cup Is Going To Shatter Internet Traffic Records
The Business Insider - 6/10/2014 3:02:30 PM
The FIFA World Cup is going to shatter internet traffic records ... That's the same amount of traffic the entire country of Brazil (the World Cup's host country) generates in three months. What's more, Cisco claims that the mobile traffic generated ...
Netflix Hosts Internet TV Summit in Utah
World TV PC - 12/18/2014 3:16:22 AM
On Thursday, December 11, 2014 Netflix held its very first “Internet TV Summit ... so it is left to the rest of the world to debate as to whether such a document would be feasible… although certain countries would best be repeatedly reminded ...
China lifts ban on Facebook for select few
CNN Money - 11/21/2014 9:24:50 AM
China is hosting an Internet conference this week in Wuzhen ... But Chinese officials have reportedly punched a hole in the "Great Firewall" for the inaugural World Internet Conference, allowing more than 1,000 attendees to access parts of the Internet ...