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Is There a Digital Divide? Check the Numbers

Is There a Digital Divide? Check the Numbers
Stephen Ruth
© Internet Computing, 2012

IEEE_Dig_Div_2012.pdf — PDF document, 680Kb

The spectacular, and global, increase of cell phone usage and infrastructure seems to promise dramatic improvements in health and education, as well as other benefits, but there is a problem: developed nations have low-cost, dependable service, while many poorer regions and nations are unable to provide affordable, dependable wireless access to their citizens.

This article discusses whether there exists a so-called digital divide that prevents equal access to the benefits of ICTs across different regions.

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