Access Partnership Co-Writes a White Paper on Challenges and Solutions in Providing Universal Internet Access

The white paper identifies five challenges in providing universal Internet access and offers potential solutions for each. Download the paper here.

Ryan Johnson, Senior Manager, International Public Policy, co-wrote a white paper for IEEE on “Options and Challenges in Providing Universal Access.”

The paper identifies five challenges in providing universal Internet access and offers potential solutions for each:

  • Internet network infrastructure: issues include capital scarcity, availability of electric power, technology choices and integration.
  • The cost associated with delivering infrastructure and equipment for Internet services
  • Universal education, digital literacy and content: not all people have the expertise and knowledge needed to effectively and efficiently use the Internet.
  • Location and availability: remote areas of the globe raise unique and difficult challenges for Internet access.
  • Disinterest: a portion of the global population may choose not to utilise the Internet, even if universally available.

Download the white paper here.

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