Over two billion people now connected to Internet but digital divide remains wide – UN

While citing the rapid development and growth of the Internet, a top United Nations official today urged greater efforts to bridge the ongoing digital divide and ensure that everyone around the world can harness its benefits.

Digital divide closing, but still significant, says United Nations telecoms agency

The international ‘digital divide’ is closing as a steady fall in worldwide costs of telephone and broadband Internet services has enabled a number of developing countries to expand their access to information and communication technology (ICT), the United Nations telecoms agency says in a report released today.