“Like energy and transportation, internet access has become an essential component of infrastructure, economic development, and social empowerment.” Great to see the technological advancements in Africa, Asia and the Middle East as companies in these regions seek to decrease the digital divide and increase access to the web for people living in developing and third world countries. Tech companies such as KaiOS and MTN are cutting costs and offering affordable devices to individuals that allow for advances in education, health care and gender equality. By Shira Ovide

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