According to research, in the early weeks of 2015 someone will become the three billionth person to connect to the internet.
The research, conducted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), found a new batch of statistics about how humanity connects.
The ITU says the developing world is now adding internet users at a faster rate than more economically advanced nations.
Currently, mobile broadband remains a huge growth market, with subscriptions set to reach 2.3 billion by the end of 2014.
The research conducted by ITU also offers a broadband speed league table, in which the UK does well, yet loses out to nations like Australia and India.
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