Intel IQ: How Internet Access Can Help ‘Shrink’ The World And Connect Cities
By democratizing access to the internet, we could enable solutions for the entire population.
Internet connectivity is arguably the single biggest driver of information, innovation and opportunity available in the world today. Metaphorically speaking, the Internet is the new universal language, a communication conduit for every person regardless of age, education or socio-economic status; with the Internet, a nearly boundless cache of information exists only a few clicks away, but all that possibility and promise will go unrealized if the world isn’t able to get online.
A number of emerging services are looking to solve the issue of access, exploring new ways to network the planet and achieve faster connection speeds without the need for costly infrastructure or top of the line technology.