‘Digital divide’ alive and well, reports UN agency

Posted On October 8, 2013
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Although the number of households with Internet access is increasing in all regions, large differences still persist, says the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

According to a recent ITU report, Internet penetration rates at the end of this year set to reach almost 80 per cent in the developed world, but only 28 per cent in the developing world.

The report estimates that 1.1 billion households worldwide are not yet connected to the Internet, 90 per cent of which are in the developing world.




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