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ED: Remaining connected

  • Published at 07:20 am April 8th, 2021
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Reliable, fast internet connectivity must be ensured

As the country comes to grips with the effects of lockdown once again, it is not surprising to see the drastic increase in internet usage, as people once again are working from home, in addition to seeking a way to pass the time. 

While it is good to see that, at this juncture, there appears to be sufficient bandwidth to meet the demand, this may not be the case soon, resulting in the purchase of more bandwidth, and a possible hike in prices. 

This is not the time to make internet access harder or costlier. Bangladesh should now be seeking to improve its internet connectivity every way it can, in a manner that makes the digital world accessible to all sections of the population, regardless of where they stand on the socio-economic ladder. 

In addition to reliability and affordability, another point of contention in recent times has been accessibility, with certain websites either blocked or slowed down. Such actions undermine the very basic principles of internet freedom, which does not bode well for an economy that wishes to keep up with the rest of the world. 

Yes, Bangladesh has made significant strides in digital connectivity and infrastructure, but we remain some ways behind where we want to be. If we truly aspire to be a Digital Bangladesh, then reliable, fast internet connectivity must be ensured, not just in the cities and towns, but in every part of Bangladesh. Many have struggled to adapt to the online world, but the changes in the way we do things, from work to school to social meet-ups, are here to stay. It is time to embrace these changes.

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