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Close the digital divide

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http://tlc-mn.org/digital-inclusion/news

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Close the digital divide

To reduce the impact of the digital divide there are several things to implement, in broad terms it is necessary:

• Have computer and Internet access:  People need affordable and reliable computers and broadband Internet access.

• Be digitally literate: people need to understand digital technologies and how to use them effectively to achieve their educational, economic, civic, and social goals. ... Read more about Close the digital divide

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Education index 2010

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http://econintersect.com/b2evolution/blog1.php/2012/06/19/mckinsey-global-structural-employment-problems-affect-tens-of-millions

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Education index 2010

The lowest median age is in Uganda at 15.5 yrs and the lowest level of education is Ethiopia at 2.5 years with a considerable size of working population. “Young developing” are mostly African and some middle eastern countries. “Young middle income” are mostly south American, the more advanced African countries, south Asian countries. "Young advanced income” are for the developed countries. The highest median working age is in Japan at 45 yrs and the highest level of education is in Japan at 13.5 yrs. ... Read more about Education index 2010

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Economic impact of the internet

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45- http://www.mediafuturist.com/2012/02/good-infographic-on-the-digital-divide-if-youre-reading-this-youre-one-of-the-lucky-ones-via-mashabl.html

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Economic impact of the internet

ICT has beneficial effects on economic development, nowadays ICT becomes increasingly strong determinant of growth, including the use of the Internet. If breaking digital persists, the development gap between the North and the South may get bigger.

 ICT, new keys to the information society, open broad opportunities in the areas of management, commerce, education and governance. So it seems that they can contribute to the development of disadvantaged regions. ... Read more about Economic impact of the internet

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US national debt projections

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http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=1003

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US national debt projections

This projection shows that if current budget policies are continued, deficits will reach about 20% of the GDP by 2050 and the US national debt will climb to 231% of GDP by that year. ... Read more about US national debt projections

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