4.4 billion without Internet worldwide


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4.4 billion without Internet worldwide

A new study said 4.4 billion people around the world still do not have access to the Internet. Of the number, India carries 1.063 billion of those unconnected, nearly a quarter of the 4.4 billion figure. Meanwhile, China has 730 million unconnected, Indonesia has 210 million, and the Philippines has 62 million. The study also said that the Philippines faces medium to high barriers in Internet penetration. Along with Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Thailand, the greatest challenges in the Philippines lie in seeing incentives for Internet use and providing sufficient infrastructure.

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