Why Internet?

Internet access
is life-changing

In the poorest countries, only 1 out of every 10 students is online.

Nearly 4 billion people – mostly women and poor, rural communities – are excluded from today’s online revolution. They are missing out on academic and economic opportunities, global public debates, democratic empowerment, global knowledge, social and cultural exchange.

When we fail to connect these populations, we widen the existing inequalities and fail to benefit from their collective knowledge, talent and contributions to economic prosperity.

Study after study has suggested a positive association between Internet use and exam outcomes.

Internet access and computers, along with education, enhance skills that are substantially rewarded in the labor market.

The Internet has become one of our primary sources of communication. It allows us to warn disease outbreak, report security threats.

The Internet allows us to connect with like-minded individuals, organize events or demonstrations, make our voices heard and speak truth to power.

Numerous studies have suggested a causal relationship between cellular service expansion and increased efficiency and national economic growth.

Besides increased financial gains and productivity, Internet use has been linked with consumer choice and labor market search efficiency.

The Internet creates new opportunities in education, skill and employability enhancement and gender empowerment.

Internet and education access has been associated with more tolerance and social cohesion, concern about the environment, charitable giving, and reductions in crime.