Improving Internet access in emerging markets

From Official Google Africa Blog Tue Feb 26 2013, 04:10:00

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People are constantly finding new ways to use the Internet to address our biggest challenges: global education, health care, clean water, effective government. But we've only scratched the surface on the potential of the Web. Today, 5 billion people still don't have access to the Internet and the opportunity it provides.

Google is doing work to get more people connected, especially in places where Internet access lags the most. In Sub-Saharan Africa, we've created programs such as Google Apps Supporting Programs for Education, offered technical assistance such as caches for Internet providers, and generated ideas to build Internet capacity.

To help bring the next billion people online, is announcing today our support of two organizations that share our mission to connect the world: the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and the Internet Society (ISOC).

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