Is There a Digital Divide? Check the Numbers

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.

Stephen Ruth
© Internet Computing, 2012