The Global Internet Speedup is about making the web faster. Speed matters on the web and as bandwidth requirements continue to increase, the best way to make sure the web stays fast is to bring the content as close to the users as possible. This decreases latency to high-bandwidth content like video and allows for a more efficient utilization of Internet capacity world-wide.
The domain name system (DNS) plays a key role in helping make sure users get to the right resources. Often times, popular resources exist in many places. This way more people can access content at the same time, and more quickly. The Global Internet Speedup is the name we have given the numerous leading Internet companies who have agreed upon and implemented the proposed standard which enhances the DNS to improve the Internet for users around the world.
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