25 May, 2008


The digital divide is the inequality in access to information and communication technologies (ICT) services. There are several reasons for the digital divide such as class, region, age, gender, Race&Culture, and Nations.

The number of Internet users is found to be directly related to the class of society. Younger population has more Internet connections throughout the world. Surprisingly, as found out by the study, female users is less than male users. European and Asians are found to be more frequent users of the Internet services than the Africans. As expected, there are more number of Internet users in USA and UK.

I agree that part of the reason for the digital divide is the basic resources available for providing the ICT services. For example, the basic infrastructure for the ICT services should be readily available and this is the main problem for the developing countries to find the money and resources to provide such a facilities.

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