Technology. By Caleb Stein and David Sedlik. It took radio broadcasters 38 years to reach 50 million people. It took television 13 years that audience. But it took the Internet only 4 years. In 1998, there were an estimated 143 million Internet users.
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By Caleb Stein and David Sedlik
It took radio broadcasters 38 years to reach 50 million people. It took television 13 years that audience. But it took the Internet only 4 years.
In 1998, there were an estimated 143 million Internet users
A quarter of the world's countries still do not have one telephone per 100 people.
The use of the internet can help many communities where normal method around that community hadn’t worked.
This happened in a small town in the Andes where there was a seemingly unstoppable infestation of ants. They posted there problem online and soon received an answer on how to solve their problem.
That is how ICT can help many communities
Problems with ICT
While technology can help nations a lot, there are still many problems with it.
While some nations can afford helpful technology to help them advance, most of the countries that have access to ICT are already in 1st world countries. This creates a bigger gap between 1st and 3rd world countries.
THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES
FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES
In order for ICT to be distributed to 3rd world countries, people must not only be able to access computers, they must be able to access the internet too.
The XO laptop ($200) can connect with other laptops to provide internet access. It is also waterproof, drop resistant, and sunlight resistant.
The XO laptop is an important step in getting communities connected to the internet.
In fact, many other countries are setting up networks to connect themselves to the internet.
Fiber optic cable