A partnership between Vodafone Ghana and Facebook has been formed in order to provide affordable access to Ghanaian citizens through the deployment of express wi-fi hotspots across the country. The project aims to bring low-cost wi-fi services to underserved areas, while hoping to remove access barriers and enable increased entrepreneurial activity
Internet access is growing rapidly, yet large groups of people remain unconnected to the Internet. As of 2015, about 43% of people had access to the Internet (in developing countries only 34%). Access to ICTs is part of the Sustainable Development Agenda, which commits to ‘significantly increase access to ICTs and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020’ (Goal 9.c).
The digital divide can be defined as a rift between those who, for technical, political, social, or economic reasons, have access and capabilities to use ICT/Internet, and those who do not. Various views have been put forward about the size and relevance of the digital divide.