Your Internet speeds are about to improve dramatically and you don't even have to shell out extra money for a better package from your Internet service provider. That's because the World Wide Web is finally getting a long overdue overhaul that will help modern pages load faster and handle multimedia content more affectively.
You know the HTTP that comes before a Web address? That stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and it's the way that Web browsers and servers communicate when you want to load a Web page. HTTP was originally created in 1991 and hasn't been updated in quite a while.
Now, thanks to Google and the Internet Engineering Task Force, there's a new protocol in town called HTTP/2 that some browsers and servers could start using in as little as a few weeks. The new HTTP/2 is designed to handle modern websites complete with all of their multimedia content, which should result in noticeably faster load times.