Causes & implications

of unequal access to IT

Poverty - People may not be able to afford a computer or other digital devices, pay for the electricity bills, and can't afford a broadband connection.

No Electricity - Depending where you live you may not have any access to electricity so you can't use a computer or other digital devices.

No connection - Some people may not be in a area with a broadband connection and therefore can't access the internet. If they do have a connection it is probably very slow and not fast enough to use the latest technology that is used today.

Location - In some areas there isn't anywhere to get a computer or get access to a broadband connection so they can't go on the internet.

Black market - In some places there are black markets where people can get access to hardware and software at a cheap price and they are usually fake copies of the real product.

Programming - You can get software in many different languages but when you want to learn programming it is all done in English. The main place for programming is Bristol and there are not enough people doing it there so they have to employ people from abroad to program and since English is not their language they have to learn English so they can program and that is a type of unequal access to IT.

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