3.9 Billion People Still Unconnected to Internet

The latest ITU (the UN specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT) report shows that 3.9 billion people, more than half of the global population, remain cut-off from the vast resources available on the Internet, despite falling prices for ICT services.

The study finds developing countries now account for the vast majority of Internet users, with 2.5 billion users compared with 1 billion in developed countries.

While almost 1 billion households in the world now have Internet access (of which 230 million are in China, 60 million in India and 20 million in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries - LDC’s, figures for household access reveal the extent of the digital gap, with 84% of households connected in Europe, compared with over 15% in the African region.

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