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Developing countries hunger for connectivity to boost their economies and welfare

The World Bank estimates that for every 10 percent increase in high-speed Internet connections, a country’s gross domestic product rises by 1.3 percent.

Department of State announces Global Connect Conference to bridge digital divide

As part of the Global Connect Initiative, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli announced on December 16, 2015 that...

Sharing the benefits of the Internet across the digital divide

Digital technologies have transformed markets, given rise to new industries and connected people in ways that would have been unimaginable a generation ago.

Getting connected: People use balloons, the sun and white space to...

“A world without Internet would be like a world without light.” Millions of people around the world are using new ideas to get their Internet access.

Building the Internet

Researchers at different universities funded by the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency laid the groundwork for the network of networks.
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Lost as a boy, man uses Google Earth to find family

Saroo Munshi Khan was five years old when he strayed from his home in Madhya Pradesh, India. Lost and too young to find his...

WI-FI is hot worldwide and getting hotter

From Bangladesh to Indonesia, the Philippines to remote regions of Africa, Wi-Fi hotspots improve quality of life for citizens by expanding opportunities to connect...

India set for an internet boom

India has 120 million Internet users, according to Online and upcoming: The Internet’s impact on India, a report by McKinsey & Company (December 2012),...

12 things you may have missed about how the Internet helps...

Global Voices — Citizen media stories from around the world Since 2005 Global Voices has been a platform for trending news and feature stories. News...