Digital Divide Summit

Fierce Telecom

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 11:00am to Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 12:15pm
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Many of us take connectivity for granted, but the reality is there are many people and communities trying to gain access to network services to this day. In the United States alone, 30 million people still do not have access to high-speed internet, and at a global scale, 60% of people remain offline and are unable to participate in the digital revolution. The Digital Divide has become an issue of public debate, as we move to an evermore connected world, those outside of it are inevitably left behind or at a severe disadvantage. Basic services such as healthcare, learning, banking or commerce to name a few, become unreachable to those unable to connect. Whilst much of the discourse around the digital divide focuses on access, providing affordable connectivity is also a challenge. Bridging the digital divide will not be a purely public policy-led effort, private enterprise must also take a step forward and explore the options available to deliver connectivity for all. Join us to find out how you too can play a role in keeping everyone connected and engaged in this digital revolution.

 

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