As Two Digital Divides Close, A New One Threatens

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As Two Digital Divides Close, A New One Threatens

by Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco

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Five years ago when it was created, the UN Commission for Digital Development stated that "the digital divide continues to be a development divide that must quickly be bridged." Since then, huge progress has been made in closing the digital divides in the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly telephones and the Internet. A new potential digital divide may be emerging, however, in the adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) deployment and services, a key element in the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything.

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