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Internet Governance Glossary


2.5 Internet access

Access to the Internet comprising at least three main aspects:

  • technically speaking referring to the bandwidth of the access (which may be narrowband or broadband)
  • socio-economically speaking referring to the access by passive users (e.g. households) or active users (e.g. businesses, etc.),
  • eAccessibility, i.e. access by persons with disabilities (PwD).

In connection with Internet access, universal access is a major policy issue aiming at facilitating or even guaranteeing access for everybody to the Internet and information and communication technology (ICT).