By Kim Andreasson
The electronic divide refers back to the social and fiscal inequalities that come up between populations as a result of inclusion or exclusion in electronic assets. within the usa, for instance, one area of the inhabitants continues to be offline. because the electronic age advances, public coverage officers needs to make sure the place the gaps are, and the way to move closure of those gaps. Divided into sections starting from defining the issues, geographic and multilevel developments, stakeholder views, top practices, and destiny advancements, this publication explores how governments can bridge the digtial divide. Read more...
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C. 9 Fixed broadband prices as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita. 28) ◾◾ 87 percent of households in the United States still lack high-speed Internet access. ◾◾ Almost half of the poorest households in the United States do not own a computer. ◾◾ Only 4 percent of the richest households in the United States do not own a computer. The Digital Divide and the Global Post-2015 Development Debate ◾ 15 ◾◾ Minorities in the United States have significantly lower rates of Internet access than whites.
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Finally, smartphone compared with “dumb” phone penetration 2011 data can perhaps be used as a surrogate for ICT service quality. A80Ed) puts this into perspective by showing that, despite this remarkable growth, well over 80 percent of mobile sales in 2011 consisted of feature or “dumb” phones rather than smartphones, a long way behind the main developed countries in North America and Europe. This, of course, has a lot to do with price, but also illustrates developing countries’ reduced access to sophisticated services and more advanced features and usage opportunities, including to smartphone apps.
Digital Divides : the New Challenges and Opportunities of e-Inclusion by Kim Andreasson