News 57 percent of the world or a total of 4.2 billion people don't have Internet Access

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by dawg, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    542,026
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,658
    Likes Received:
    91,126
    Web-2015-Main-Pic-600x338.jpg

    Most of us like to complain about slow Wi-Fi connections or too many popup ads on websites. But billions of people around the world wish they had these problems.

    A new report from the United Nations' Broadband Commission found that a whopping 57 percent of the world or a total of 4.2 billion people don't have regular access to the Internet.

    Access is worst in least developing countries (LDCs), where only one in 10 people is online, the report found. A gender divide is also "proving incredibly difficult to overcome, reflecting broader social gender inequalities."

    "The digital divide is proving stubbornly persistent in terms of access to broadband Internet, including the challenge of extending last-mile access to infrastructure to remote and rural communities," according to the report.

    The report comes as a growing number of tech companies, led by Facebook and Google, are trying to come up with ways to connect the world. Facebook, for example, wants to use solar-powered drones to connect 4 billion people across the world on the Internet. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk also said he wants to deploy an array of small satellites to deliver low cost Internet access around the world.

    screen-shot-2015-09-22-at-2-59-32-pm.png

    United Nations
    The report called on countries to adopt "effective policies and strategies to make broadband available, affordable and accessible, as a vital enabler of sustainable development in modern-day knowledge societies." It also called for all countries to draw up a National Broadband plan, which can "play an especially important role in coordinating public and private sector actions and in prioritizing and promoting national broadband development."

    Currently only 148 countries have such a plan.

    "It is increasingly vital to extend access to digital education services, new capabilities, culture, entertainment, healthcare, financial and commercial services, along with training and education," according to the report. "An 'information revolution' is needed to help inform and improve policy-making. Public and private sectors must work together in close partnership to achieve broadband for all."

    Despite the gaps in access, the report found that telecoms in much of the world are on the rise.

    Citing data from the consultancy IDC, the report found that the total telecom sector was worth $1.67 trillion in 2013, growing by 1 to 2 percent per year, driven mainly by expansion in China and emerging markets. Global IT and telecom spending is expected to grow by 3.8 percent to around $3.8 trillion for 2015 alone.

    The mobile sector has also shown strong growth, with the International Telecommunications Union projecting that the number of mobile phone subscriptions by the end of the year will soon rival the global population, reaching upwards of 7.1 billion.

    According to Ovum, which analyzes the telecom, mobile and media markets, mobile cellular subscriptions will grow to 8.5 billion by 2019, of which 6.5 billion will be mobile broadband subscriptions.

    The research firm Infonetics also estimates that mobile data services including text messaging and mobile broadband rose across the board in every region in 2014, thanks to the growing use of smartphones.

    But the report said that growth has been inconsistent, noting that European mobile operators have seen a decline in revenues for the past several years.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/three-fifths-of-the-world-is-still-without-internet/
     
    Head Censor likes this.
  2. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

    Reputations:
    178,992
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    31,231
    Likes Received:
    31,971
    It's a passing fad. They're not missing much.:p
     
  3. stash

    stash 2017 Kimbra of All Media VIP

    Reputations:
    95,627
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2014
    Messages:
    6,197
    Likes Received:
    16,120
    :fiddle:
     
  4. Pelicanman

    Pelicanman Engorged Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    190,239
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,528
    Likes Received:
    6,371
    Yeah, but they are dirty foreigners so fuck ' em.
     
  5. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    542,026
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,658
    Likes Received:
    91,126
    Actually now that we think about it, maybe they are better off? :bigthink
     
  6. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    384,616
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    55,632
    Likes Received:
    61,906
    I envy anyone who's eyes have not been raped by Dr Ivans shitty photoshopping
     
    Joe Bauers, Estocada, reno and 5 others like this.
  7. John Mahlin

    John Mahlin These go to eleven Gold

    Reputations:
    49,408
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    2,944
    Likes Received:
    8,798
    That many less ass holes on message boards.
     
    sino8r, stash and Shortwave98 like this.
  8. JessOnCrack

    JessOnCrack Check out my maniacal laugh! Banned User

    Reputations:
    81,325
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,269
    Likes Received:
    6,841
    In no time millions of Syrian refugees will be able to see my tweets
     
    reno and Chicken Soda like this.
  9. Roland Schwinn

    Roland Schwinn *Likes reported as of October 14, 2016 Gold

    Reputations:
    114,922
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    15,259
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    Thanks white people.
     
    Howard Stork and Notfunorfunny like this.
  10. VarmintSam

    VarmintSam Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    170,012
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    24,563
    Likes Received:
    17,386
    :haha:
     
    Notfunorfunny likes this.
  11. FishySausage

    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    155,484
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    21,943
     
    Howard Stork likes this.
  12. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

    Reputations:
    170,081
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    36,004
    Likes Received:
    35,131
    they're lucky.
     
    LaserT likes this.
  13. Abner Devereaux

    Abner Devereaux Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    26,356
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    5,772
    That's a good thing.
     
    LaserT likes this.
  14. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

    Reputations:
    348,112
    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Messages:
    20,087
    Likes Received:
    37,019
    Agree, they are very lucky. They don't have to see pictures everyday of untalented people or ridiculous political correctness.
     
    TeeDonkey and ltd86 like this.
  15. Droog

    Droog Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    135,232
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    15,139
    Likes Received:
    19,280
    In this country we talk about the wealthy 1% but in most the world, the American middle class is the 1%.
     
    Estocada likes this.
  16. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative Gold

    Reputations:
    171,638
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    23,142
    Likes Received:
    21,803

    :spit: What a bunch of fucking dumb-asses.
     
    AmishGirl likes this.
  17. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    324,691
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    13,719
    Likes Received:
    40,630
    A lot of people in this world are more worried about clean water, food, and not being killed by crazy people. The internet is pretty low on their list of what's important.
     
    HypocriteHowie and face palm like this.
  18. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    42,061
    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    10,905
    Likes Received:
    6,730

    Access to wacky videos of kittens could be a real stress reliever as you sit in a pool of your own filth at the internment camp.
     
    Head Censor and reno like this.
  19. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    102,044
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,131
    Likes Received:
    18,465
    :nooo:


    Just imagine all that porn they're missing out on! :hhh:
     
    Estocada likes this.
  20. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative Gold

    Reputations:
    171,638
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    23,142
    Likes Received:
    21,803

    Wrong.

    [​IMG]
     
    Estocada and reno like this.