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What Are The Benefits Of The Internet In Developing Countries?

More than half of the world’s population has access to the internet and in the past decade, the internet was the fastest-growing segment across the globe. In both developed countries and developing countries, the internet penetration increased drastically which has brought positive changes to society. In upcoming years, we will see even more fruits of the internet that will empower the common man.

In developed countries, the internet might not have made as huge of an impact as it did in underdeveloped and developing countries because the internet was something that they never thought would become easily accessible. The internet has made a huge impact in developing countries of the world and today we will discuss the top benefits of the internet in developing countries:

Uplifting The People Out Of Poverty

The internet has made it possible for people in developing countries to get out of poverty. Through the internet, individuals living in developing countries are able to make a living for themselves by providing services online. The internet has also made it possible for people living in remote areas to take microloans, perform internet banking, and more.

In developing countries where there is a lack of jobs and unemployment is on the rise, the internet has provided a platform through which people can make a living for themselves and lift themselves out of poverty. Different economic tools available on the internet have made it possible for people living in extreme poverty to improve the quality of their lives. 

The internet has also made it easier for people to obtain loans and invest in a business to make a living. The role that the internet has played in uplifting individuals out of poverty is highly appreciable.

Easy Access To Education

The internet has also provided access to education to people living in remote areas in developing countries. We now have the latest internet technologies available through which we can bridge the internet gap. We now have electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets through which we can access the internet on the go and learn about anything in the world, be it networking and different IP addresses like, human body, economics, science, or anything else. 

We saw during the covid pandemic how valuable the internet was and how it made it possible for students around the world to continue their studies, even in times of such a crisis. With the internet, education in developing and third world countries has been bridged and because of the latest technological gadgets that we have available today, delivering education to students and providing learning opportunities to people living in remote areas is easier than ever.

Inexpensive And Effective Communication

In the current world, the most effective and inexpensive connectivity and communication tool that we have available is the internet. Through the internet, we can stay in touch with any person from any part of the world. We have different social media platforms available that make it possible to stay in touch with friends and family members in real-time.

In African countries, the internet and social media have made it possible for users to stay in touch with each other in a cheap and effective way. The internet, its related equipment, and maintenance of wireless networks through have become inexpensive and in developing countries, this has eased communication for everyone by providing an inexpensive and effective way to stay in touch with each other.

Improved Crop Efficiency

The internet has also helped farmers in developing countries. The internet is a platform where important information regarding farming such as humidity, temperature and terrain topography, etc is readily available and farmers are using this information to improve their crop production and crop efficiency.

Prior to the internet, such valuable and useful information wasn’t available to farmers so readily but now farmers in developing countries are readily accessing this useful information regarding weather and climatic conditions through the internet and improving their crop efficiency.

Increased Awareness & Global Participation

The internet has also increased the global participation of people from developing countries. Through the internet, it is now possible for internet users of developing countries to stay informed on domestic and global news. In addition to this, people from developing countries can also be a part of global conversations and global trends, thanks to the modern online communication platforms that we have available.

The most powerful tool in this regard is social media which has proven to be the most effective tool in raising awareness among people and increasing their participation in local and global protests. The internet has also made it possible for people from developing countries to protest against injustices done by their politicians and raise a voice against this.

These were some of the top benefits of the internet in developing countries. These clearly show how the internet has greatly impacted the lives of people in developing countries in positive ways.

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