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1.8. What parts of the world are wired for the Internet?

Most of the world has some sort of access to the Internet However, if your closest family lives in the Gobi desert, you're out of luck.

At last count, 146 countries had some sort of connection to the Internet and 91 did not. Full Internet access is enjoyed by the United States, Canada, most of South America, all of Australia, Asia, and Europe. Africa is the least wired part of the world: more than half of Africa has no Internet; most of the rest of that continent have e-mail access only. Most of the rest of the world has access to limited Internet services like BITNET, UUCP, and FidoNet.

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