With several countries globally declaring Internet to be a basic human provision and digital giants financing free-access projects, the Internet is becoming a necessity of modern society. This viewpoint will accelerate further going forward as key public segments such as education and health move into the online domain. However, with many developing countries unable to subsidise Internet infrastructure, advanced economies and international organizations will have to step in to help out.
Global Internet Users and Population: 2009-2030
Source: Euromonitor International from International Telecommunications Union/OECD/national statistics
Note: 2015-2030 figures are forecast