United Nations warning on growing digital ‘chasm’

« The digital divide separating developed and developing nations is in danger of becoming a chasm, warns a UN report.

« The divide has grown thanks to accelerating net connection speeds in developed nations and static ones elsewhere, it said.

« And 52% of the world’s population still has no access to the internet, said the organisation’s Global Broadband Progress report.

« Improved net access was a key driver of other social goals, it said.

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« Greater use of information and communication technologies could accelerate a nation’s progress towards, for example, more sustainable agriculture or better health for citizens. »

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Source : article on BBC News, 15 September 2017