Yoshio Utsumi, secretary-general of the Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union said “information poverty” remained a reality for much of the world. More than 80 countries had fewer than 10 telephone lines for every 100 inhabitants. And in three out of five countries, fewer than one out of 100 people used the Internet, he said.
“Information has become the key to competitive advantage for both business and modern states,” he said. “Anyone can work and provide a product to the global market, even from a remote corner of the world, if the means of communication are readily and cheaply available.”
I wrote about The Digital Divide recently in Tech Samachar. Emergic is all about bridging it.