Added 6 months ago

Half the World's Population Still Offline

While most of us consider broadband a utility as essential as water or electricity, more than half of the world’s population is still not connected to the internet.

The latest report from the International Telecommunications Union estimates that only 47% of the population will have access to internet by the end of the year.

The report also highlights the huge divide between first and third world nations. Europe is the most connected region with 84% of its occupants online, while Africa is the least connected, with only 15.4%.

Percentage of Individuals NOT Using the Internet

 

“Access to information and communication technologies, particularly broadband, has the potential to serve as a major accelerator of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Global interconnectedness is rapidly expanding, however more needs to be done to bridge the digital divide and bring the more than half of the global population not using the Internet into the digital economy,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

Wealth is not the only distinguishing factor between broadband users, with far fewer women than men using the internet globally. The internet user gender gap grew from 11% in 2013 to 12.2 % in 2016, though the ITU points out the disparity is significantly greater in developing countries. The regional gender gap is largest in Africa, at 23%, and smallest in the Americas, at 2%.

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Added 7 months ago

100% Home-Grown Support Staff

 

 

The NBN has connected over 2.7 million premises to date, and averages a further 40,000 new connections per week. With the launch of FTTN/FTTB, the amount of new connections is expected to increase even further towards NBN Co’s target of 8 million connected premises by 2020.

So what are you waiting for?

MyNetFone customers are already enjoying the benefits of our ultra-fast broadband speeds, competitive prices and all while being supported by our 100% home-grown Australian support team.

Our residential support staff are all based in our Sydney or Melbourne offices. We mentor them closely to ensure our customers are being managed by professionals with an in-depth knowledge of our services. MyNetFone has a strong history of sourcing staff locally, supporting and developing skills right here in Australia.

 

Speak to one of our helpful sales staff on 1300 731 048
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