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Internet Access in Third World Countries

Is internet access readily available in third world countries?

Yes, yes, yes, public internet is often far more available in third world countries than it is in the affluent regions of this earth. The internet has swept the world, and most places on the planet are plugged in.

Is internet access readily available in third world countries?

Yes, yes, yes, public internet is often far more available in third world countries than it is in the affluent regions of this earth. The internet has swept the world, and most places on the planet are plugged in.

Internet in Developing Countries is not Primitive

When I first began traveling internationally in 2000, I was surprised to find that I could find an internet cafe in almost every town that I traveled to in South America. The connection was sometimes painfully slow, but it worked. Now, the technology has brought most places up to a pretty high standard of connection speed, and using internet in thrid world countries is much like it was 5 years ago in the USA. That is to say: not bad.

The biggest problems that I have finding internet access is when I am in the developed countries of Europe or North America. Ironically, these are the places on the planet where public internet is most difficult to come by. In the rich countries, the people tend to have private internet connections, and internet cafes are oftentimes nonexistent.

So worry not, when traveling abroad you have the option to be just as well connected to the internet as when you are at home.

The internet is everywhere.

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Wade

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Internet Access in Third World Countries

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 88 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3411 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • Kelly Brown June 12, 2009, 10:22 am

    Hi, very nice post. I have been wonder’n bout this issue,so thanks for posting

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  • patrick August 27, 2009, 7:11 pm

    Yes indeed, Internet Cafe in the third world countries such as the Philippines are more prevalent than in the first world.

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  • Aida December 9, 2009, 8:45 pm

    Maybe the Internet is not so prevalent in developed countries because majority of the households can afford a personal computer, hence the lack of need for Internet cafes to offer Internet at a public level. Developing countries, on the other hand, are not so lucky. While some can afford a PC, most are still struggling with basic amenities to even consider a PC, hence Internet cafes are more readily available as a cheaper alternative for their people to still get connected to the rest of the world. (:

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