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Universal web access could lift 500m out of poverty - study

Tuesday 17 May 2016 | 15:31 CET | News
Global internet inclusion could lift 500 million people, or 7 percent of the world's population, out of poverty, according to a new report from PwC's strategy consulting business Strategy&. Commissioned by Facebook, the 'Connecting the World' study covers 120 countries over a 10-year period. It shows that global internet inclusion could add USD 6.7 trillion to global economic output if the 4.1 billion people currently disconnected get online. The study examines how barriers to internet access could be removed, and how the internet could change as more people from developing markets get

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