ITU [nternational Telecommunication Union] World Telecommunication Development Report 2003 Measures Access to the Information Society

December 8, 2003

Geneva, 4 December 2003 — A lack of timely and comparable data on access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) is a major barrier to understanding the depth and causes of the digital divide or a gap in ICT access within and between richer and poorer nations. This is especially relevant given that global leaders are gathering next week for the first World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to boost ICT access in underserved economies and forge ways so that powerful ICT tools can serve higher socio-economic goals.

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