Reducing the cost of global ‘Net access

In Argentina, Internet access averages 13 dollars a month and almost a fifth of the population are online whereas in Sudan Internet access costs 160 USD a month and only 9 people in a thousand are online. Africa, the poorest continent in the world, has the highest costs for Internet access. In the run-up to the first-ever meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Athens starting October 30, APC releases a set of recommendations that encourage the IGF to tackle the availability and affordability of the Internet in the developing world and especially Africa as a matter of urgency.

Visit the Benton Foundation to download a PDF of the Association for Progressive Communications’ report on global Internet access.


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