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Global net use makes rapid rise

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

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    The net is helping to close the digital divide between industrialised nations, suggests a report.
    The annual e-readiness rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows Asian and African nations catching up with big net users such as Denmark.

    The report says this is partly due to broadband which is now cheap and affordable in almost every nation.

    But it warns that much hard work remains to be done to get the best out of the net for citizens and companies.

    Net threat

    The annual EIU report on e-readiness gauges how easy the net is to use in almost 70 nations.

    It takes into account how easy and affordable citizens find it to get online as well as the legal and policy issues surrounding net use.

    "Increasingly," said the report, "it is about how people and companies consume digital goods and services."

    The 2007 report shows that e-readiness rose globally but some nations such as Singapore and Hong Kong have climbed in the rankings at the expense of others.

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