More than half of the world have no Internet access
More than half of the world have no Internet access

At least 57% of the world’s population, or 4 billion people, remain offline, deprived of the economic and social benefits that the Internet can offer, the State of the Broadband 2015 report showed. The report showed that while access to the Internet is approaching saturation levels in the developed world, the Internet is only accessible to 35% of people in developing countries. The situation in the 48 United Nations-designated least developed countries is particularly critical, because over 90% have no Internet access at all, the report added. “The UN Sustainable Development Goals remind us that we need to measure global development by the number of those being left behind,” said Secretary General Houlin Zhao of the UN’s International Telecommunication Union.

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