The Internet is a communication medium that allows for the first time, the communication of many to many, in chosen time, on a global scale. — Manuel Castells, The Internet galaxy : reflections on the Internet, business, and society
Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol (often called TCP/IP, although not all applications use TCP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support email. — Wikipedia
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- The Path to WTDC-22: Connecting the Unconnected...by Juan Peirano on May 20, 2022 at 2:59 pm
Every four years, policymakers from around the world come together during the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) to collaborative on solutions to close the digital divide and drive digital transformation. Since the last conference in 2017 our world has changed. Facing a global pandemic that shows us how vital Internet connectivity is, the WTDC has The post The Path to WTDC-22: Connecting the Unconnected Is Critical to Achieving Sustainable Development appeared first on […]
- Protecting the Internet As We Know It – Three...by Natalie Campbell on May 18, 2022 at 4:19 pm
Learn how to protect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive—then do something today. The post Protecting the Internet As We Know It – Three Things You Can Do Today To Stop the Splinternet appeared first on Internet Society.
- Our Pledge to Achieve Universal Connectivityby João Paulo de Vasconcelos Aguiar on May 13, 2022 at 3:04 pm
We have joined the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition, with two pledges to change the lives of the world's hardest-to-connect communities. The post Our Pledge to Achieve Universal Connectivity appeared first on Internet Society.
- Strengthening Africa’s Domain Name Systemby Israel Nyoh on May 11, 2022 at 9:07 pm
The annual Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum has achieved a lot since it launched in 2013. Here are just a few examples of what it has helped to foster. The post Strengthening Africa’s Domain Name System appeared first on Internet Society.
- Two Months of War: The Impact on the Internet’s...by Olaf Kolkman on May 11, 2022 at 1:35 pm
Will the war in Ukraine have a lasting impact on the underlying fabric of the Internet? We used data from organizations around the world and published it on Pulse. The post Two Months of War: The Impact on the Internet’s Core appeared first on Internet Society.
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