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internet : an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world — Webster
Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (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. Most traditional communications media including telephone, music, film, and television are reshaped or redefined by the Internet, giving birth to new services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Newspaper, book and other print publishing are adapting to Web site technology, or are reshaped into blogging and web feeds. The Internet has enabled and accelerated new forms of human interactions through instant messaging, Internet forums, and social networking. Online shopping has boomed both for major retail outlets and small artisans and traders. Business-to-business and financial services on the Internet affect supply chains across entire industries. — Wikipedia
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New York City Groups Take Broadband into Their...
by Grant Gross on September 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm
A handful of groups in New York City are bypassing large ISPs and building their own community networks, as a way to provide cheaper, and in many cases faster and more reliable service. NYC Mesh and Silicon Harlem, both about five years old, are among a handful of community-based network providers that are working to […] The post New York City Groups Take Broadband into Their Own Hands appeared first on Internet Society. […]
IGF 2018: Improvements and a Call for...
by Raquel Gatto on September 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm
The annual meetings of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) have been consolidated as the main space for discussion and exchange of ideas among the stakeholders of the Internet community on an equal footing. However, there are diverse activities which take place throughout the year that require the participation of all the actors of the community. […] The post IGF 2018: Improvements and a Call for Contributions appeared first on Internet Society. […]
The Week in Internet News: China’s New...
by Grant Gross on September 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm
“Cleansing” cyberspace: Zhuang Rongwen, recently appointed as director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, has vowed to promote “positive energy” on the Internet while suppressing “negative elements,” including “wrong ideological trends” that attack the Communist Party there, reports the South China Morning Post. Zhuang called on all Internet users to join party members to fight […] The post The Week in Internet News: China’s […]
What’s Ahead at the 2018 Plenipotentiary...
by Elizabeth Oluoch – Do Canto on September 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Today the Internet Society published a matrix of issues that will be discussed at the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Plenipotentiary treaty conference (PP-18) in Dubai next month. The matrix reflects common proposals adopted recently at some of the ITU’s regional preparatory meetings. It is intended to aid our community in preparations and serve as a […] The post What’s Ahead at the 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference appeared first on Internet Society. […]
The Second Annual Global People’s Summit:...
by Khedidja Ouheb on September 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm
On 22nd of September Internet Society President and CEO, Andrew Sullivan, will take the stage in New York as part of the 2nd annual Global People’s Summit, an event dedicated to bringing new voices forward on some of the world’s most pressing issues. We invite you to be a part of it. Here’s how: Time: 12:20 […] The post The Second Annual Global People’s Summit: Imagine a World with Equal Opportunities appeared first on Internet Society. […]