Connecting everyone to internet ‘would add $6.7tn to global economy’

By Alex Hern

Report estimates getting whole world online would lift 500 million people out of poverty over next five years

Bringing internet access to the 4.1 billion people in the world who do not have it would increase global economic output by $6.7 trillion (£4.6tr), raising 500 million people out of poverty, according to a study by PwC.

The report, titled Connecting the world: Ten mechanisms for global inclusion, was prepared for Facebook by PwC’s strategy consultants Strategy&.

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