Internet! A Development Enabler

Author: Sana Habib
Publication Year : 2021

The Internet has become an essential gismo to access public information and is a source to protect fundamental independence. Over the last two-decade, the number of Internet users globally has increased substantially. Access to the Internet world has the potential now-a-days to change the way people’s lifestyle, mode of communication, activities trends, working structure and business market. Internet access is considered a development enabler by policymakers. Information and communication technology (ICT) access is still far from equal distribution, and many people have not yet benefited from the potential of the Internet. This intensifying digital divide is due to various reasons including lack of infrastructure, deficit of affordable amenities and essential digital skills required to get maximum benefits from the opportunities that Internet offers.