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Is There a Digital Divide? Check the Numbers
July-Aug. 2012 (vol. 16 no. 4)
pp. 80-83
Stephen Ruth, George Mason University
The spectacular, and global, increase of cell phone usage and infrastructure seems to promise dramatic improvements in health and education, as well as other benefits, but there is a problem: developed nations have low-cost, dependable service, while many poorer regions and nations are unable to provide affordable, dependable wireless access to their citizens.

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Index Terms:
Internet,Wireless communication,Subscriptions,Broadband communication,Communication system security,Cellular phones,Cultural differences,cell phone,broadband,digital divide
Stephen Ruth, "Is There a Digital Divide? Check the Numbers," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 80-83, July-Aug. 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.83
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