Cable & Telecom

Two-thirds of world’s school age children are without home Internet, says report

NEW YORK, GENEVA and TORONTO — Two-thirds of school-age children worldwide, or 1.3 billion children aged three to 17 years old, do not have Internet access in their homes, according to a new report from UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) released yesterday. The report, How Many Children and Youth Have Internet Access at Home?, reveals a similar lack of home Internet among young people aged 15 to 24 years old, with 759 million or 63% unconnected at home. “The Covid-19 pandemic is a double shock that is exacerbating the learning crisis with the risk to leave the most...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.