37% rural youth sans Internet access: Study
We live at the most interconnected moment in human history. From India’s rural hinterlands to the coastal metropolises of Africa, from American suburbs to East Asia’s bustling, hi-tech cities, access to the Internet dictates daily rhythms and opens doors for new opportunities.
Yet, as a recent McKinsey report pointed out, the majority of the world’s population — about 60 percent — is still offline. The report explores the main barriers to entry, which include poverty, digital illiteracy, and a dearth of infrastructure.