The September that never ended
Happened 20 years ago, and there were probably only 30 million internet users back then. No wonder it is such a messed up place now with 100x as many!
Sometime in the first weeks of 2015, someone will become the three-billionth person to connect to the internet. So says the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which on Monday emitted a new batch of statistics about how humanity connects. Person three-billion will probably be in what the ITU calls, but does not …
There's a big difference between the advertised speed and what you actually get of an evening. That seems to be a bigger problem in the UK than some other countries I've lived in. On that basis the stats are fairly useless.
To be honest I'm not convinced about the number of "connected" people stats either.
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