How to bridge the gaping digital divide in India

Digital divide, urban, rural
Internet infrastructural support and access to information continue to be crucial in supporting our underserved populations in these critical times. | Image - Eunice Dhivya

Almost 27 years ago the World Wide Web rolled out the red carpet for the public without discrimination. Yet, today we stand here still talking about a digital divide that continues to exist, pushing people further into marginalisation, now more than ever before.

The sudden onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has forced us to isolate ourselves, has brought the curtains down on the stark reality of our extreme dependency on the digital infrastructure, digital content and digital economy that the ones unconnected suffer irrevocably.

But what exactly is “digital divide” in this day and age is the foremost question which needs to be understood.

The big divide

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