Digital Communications

High internet taxes are restricting access and slowing economic growth

A man uses a computer inside an Internet cafe in Shanghai in this January 5, 2009 file photo.  Already under pressure to create jobs and growth while clinging to absolute power, China's Communist Party faces a growing head-ache from Internet users keen to expose its members' sometimes questionable nocturnal habits. Picture taken January 5, 2009.  To match feature CHINA-INTERNET/    REUTERS/Aly Song/Files (CHINA) - GM1E53V17XG01

Lack of affordable internet is a major contributor to the fact that half of the world is unconnected Image: REUTERS/Aly Song/Files

Oren Pinsky
Project Coordinator, Internet for All, Latin America, World Economic Forum Geneva
Sebastian Cabello
Associate Director and Latin America Lead, Policy Impact Partners
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