Half of the world is still offline.
How do we connect them as quickly as possible?
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FEB 04 2019: Internet access is still an unaffordable luxury for many. For others, service is inadequate or unreliable, and not worth the trouble or expense of connecting.
Online abuse, violations of privacy, government surveillance, and other issues provide further challenges, keeping many offline.
At the same time, a growing number of governments including Bangladesh, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Congo are shutting down or limiting access to the internet during contentious elections, or in the face of criticism from citizens.
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