57% of global urban population still unconnected - study

Monday 20 June 2016 | 11:50 CET | News
Over half (57%) of the worlds urban population remains unconnected, with more than a third (37%) living in some of the world's wealthiest cities, a study commissioned by the Wireless Broadband Alliance to mark the first World Wi-Fi Day revealed. The report, undertaken by Maravedis Rethink Research for 2015, found the number of urban unconnected is highest in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions but also a key issue in Europe and North America. The report attributed the lack of urban connectivity to a number technological and political challenges, from low levels of income to the high cost

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