THREE BILLIONTH person to come online in early 2015
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 offer a definition for, a “developing” country and will probably use a mobile broadband service. That's because ITU says the developing world is now adding internet users at a faster rate than more economically-advanced nations and also because mobile broadband growth is out-stripping fixed line services in the developing world.