MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD’S POP­U­LA­TION NOW HAS AN IN­TER­NET CON­NEC­TION

THAT’S AC­CORD­ING TO THE UN’S ES­TI­MATES.

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In 2016, the United Na­tions pro­claimed that in­ter­net ac­cess was a ba­sic hu­man right. The or­gan­i­sa­tion should be en­cour­aged that, by the end of 2018, an es­ti­mated 3.9 bil­lion peo­ple (51% of the world’s pop­u­la­tion) was con­nected to the in­ter­net. The es­ti­mate comes from the UN’s own re­port, which sug­gested that a large part of the growth was from the in­creased use of mo­bile data, par­tic­u­larly in Asia-Pa­cific and African re­gions. That’s a 3% in­crease from the 2017 es­ti­mate.

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