by Michael Kende, Bastiaan Quast, Sally Wentworth et al.
Internet Society, August 2016
The vision of the Internet Society is that the Internet is for everyone, everywhere, and to help achieve this aim the authors have conducted a number of studies of barriers to connectivity in emerging regions. This report continues in that vein, but represents a shift from examining the barriers to accessing content. As a starting point we note that, as a result of new investments in access infrastructure including notably mobile Internet networks, Internet availability now far outpaces adoption, and raises the question of why adoption is lagging behind.