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Bringing the internet to everyone

  • Published at 11:00 pm January 14th, 2020
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There is no shortage of the benefits a fast internet connection provides

It is extremely encouraging to hear the words of the Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, as he talks about bringing all people of Bangladesh under internet coverage.

There is little doubt that, among the various goals our country has achieved in recent times, the widespread use of the internet has been an area where we have great reason to be proud. What started out as a service only for a select few in the major cities has now spread far and wide, and is enjoyed by the rural population: A sign of our overall progress as a nation.

The ruling party’s Digital Bangladesh manifesto deserves to be singled out for praise in this case, as it is the tireless diligence employed by the authorities concerned that have seen a manifold increase in overall internet facilities provided to the people.

However, despite internet connectivity being at a considerably better place than it used to be even a decade ago, there remains a significant number of people who do not enjoy the benefits that come with having a good internet connection.

This is where the ICT affairs adviser’s words must be heeded. There is no shortage of the benefits a fast internet connection provides, and the stakeholders responsible for making this vision into a reality must ensure that this is the case.

In order for our country to truly embody its Digital Bangladesh vision, the government’s plan to provide fast and reliable internet facilities for all the people of this country will be an integral component.