Tripling Internet access would do more good than tackling HIV: study


  • TECH
  • Monday, 15 Dec 2014

SILVER BULLET: Tripling fixed broadband coverage worldwide from 10% to 30%, or in the developing world from 6% to 20% during the same timeframe, would meanwhile reap US$21 (RM73) in benefits for each dollar spent, the study found.

GENEVA: Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study. 

Economists commissioned by think-tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre calculated that tripling access to mobile broadband networks in developing countries by 2030 would boost economic growth by US$22tril (RM76.91tril). 

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