Bridge the Digital Divide: Don’t Forget the Other Billion People

An excellent call to arms for reaching the underserved. When you need to center yourself with respect to your place in the world, consider these stats:

When you take a step back and look beyond the U.S., more than two-thirds of the world’s population does not have Internet access. The World Bank’s research estimates that poverty hits 700 million people in our world, which is defined as $1.90 a day or less, or 9.6% of the global population. Also 1.2 billion people (22%) live on less than $1.25 a day, and among these people just under half have electricity.

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