Having fast internet access is so ubiquitous in our lives that we take it for granted.
So, it may surprise you to know that there are five billion people in the world who do not have access to the internet. No access at all.
What does that mean? And, what would it mean to these people to have access?
One non-profit startup, A Human Right, believes that everyone should have access. High speed access.
Not to access the latest cat video but to provide education, health and communities services.
How are they going to do it? Well, the organisation would like to move one of the undersea data cables to reach remote islands. It would also like to purchase a satellite.
This is one company’s vision of what high speed internet can do for the world is compelling. Watch this and recall the iPad apps stories from last week.
The internet doesn’t have to be about Justin Bieber (wow, I had to Google how to spell that!) and hilarious memes.
Why speed matters – Kosta Grammatis