Nearly four billion remain unconnected to the internet

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A woman in South Sudan is learning to access and browse the Internet. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Nearly four billion people are still not connected to the Internet, according to the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

People in least-developed countries are the most affected, because very few technology companies are willing to invest in broadband access for rural areas, said Malcolm Johnson, the ITU's Deputy Secretary-General.

Jorge Miyares spoke to him in Mexico, where thousands of delegates convened at the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum, to discuss a more accessible and inclusive Internet.

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