Nearly four billion remain unconnected to the internet

12 December 2016

Nearly four billion people are still not connected to the Internet, according to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

People in least-developed countries are the most affected, because very few technology companies are willing to invest in broadband access for rural areas, said Malcolm Johnson, the ITU’s Deputy Secretary-General.

Jorge Miyares spoke to him in Mexico, where thousands of delegates convened at the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum, to discuss a more accessible and inclusive Internet.

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