Oct 22, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment
The Internet has completely transformed the way the global population functions today. It has had an enormous economic impact, and has changed the way people live, play, and do business. Internet access has even sparked changes in government.
Despite its massive reach, the Internet isn’t available everywhere and to everyone. An extensive new study from McKinsey shows that a startling number of people still live without the Internet. According to the statistics, a whopping 4.4 billion people are unconnected. The vast majority of these people live in just 20 countries.
The study was conducted by McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm that works with businesses, governments and other organizations. At 4.4 billion people, more than 60 percent of the world’s population is still offline. What’s more, Internet adoption rates are slowing. Despite the modern image of a connected world, quite a few barriers remain for many people.