More people going online with data affordability, rising incomes: Facebook

More people going online with data affordability, rising incomes: Facebook


Today:- New York, Feb – Affordable data plans and rising global incomes saw nearly 3.2 billion people going online from desktop to smartphones and ipads in the year 2015 — Up from three billion in 2014 — Facebook’s latest report on global internet access has revealed.

Over the past 10 years, connectivity increased by approximately 200 to 300 million people per year.

“While this is positive news in terms of growth, it also means that globally, 4.1 billion people were still not internet users in 2015,” noted the report titled “State of Connectivity 2015”.

Facebook elucidated four key barriers to internet access — availability of required infrastructure, affordability, that is the cost of access relative to income, relevance, that is a reason for access and readiness, meaning the capacity to access, including skills, awareness and cultural acceptance.

“In order to address the barriers to connectivity, corporations, governments, NGOs and non-profits need to work together to continue gathering more accurate data on the state of global connectivity, and develop global standards for collecting, reporting, and distributing this data,” the report advised.

The data collected would give a greater understanding of how populations are dispersed, so governments and others can prioritise investments in infrastructure, from transportation to healthcare and education.

Population distribution data will also help guide Facebook’s Connectivity Lab.

It will help identify the types of projects to prioritise and support target developments.


  1. Hi great website! Does running a blog like this take a lot of work?
    I have absolutely no expertise in programming however I had
    been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any suggestions or techniques for new blog owners please
    share. I understand this is off topic nevertheless I just needed to ask.

  2. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the
    images on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Valuable info. Fortunate me I found your website unintentionally, and I’m shocked why this coincidence didn’t happened in advance!

    I bookmarked it.

  4. I was talking to my mom on Monday when I heard about this. I look forward to fresh updates. How could any of this be better stated? It could not.

  5. My dad would tell me the same sort of concepts. This is useful to anyone who sees it. I named my pet hamster after your blog! I am really trying to learn more on this field. Can youone day tell us more about thistopic?

  6. My mom introduced me to your blogs. Awesome article and straight to the heart of the matter. It is very informative and you are obviously very knowledgeable in this area. My boyfriends trying to discover more on this subject. My professor would like to be a master in this field someday.