The Digital Divide Is Still a Thing

June 3rd, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

by Felix Richter,

For most people in regions such as North America and Western Europe, Internet access is a given nowadays.

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Not unlike electricity and running water, it is simply there and people can no longer imagine a life without it.

However, there are parts of the world where Internet access is far from being as commoditized as it is in developed regions. According to new figures released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) little more than 4 in 10 individuals around the world have Internet access in 2015.

Our chart shows that the digital divide, as the gap in technology adoption between different demographics and regions is often dubbed, is still a thing and that universal Internet access is (as of yet) far from a reality.

This chart shows the different levels of Internet adoption in different regions.

Infographic: The Digital Divide Is Still a Thing | Statista
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