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In A World With 40 Percent Internet Access, SKN Boasts 80 Percent Internet Penetration

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 13, 2016 (SKNIS)—The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has been described as having an “enviable advantage” with 80 percent or more internet penetration rate when “only 40 percent of the world’s population has internet access, leaving a tremendous disparity especially when you consider that only 15 percent can afford access to broadband internet.”

This accolade comes from Deloitte’s Global Chief Information Officer, Larry Quinlan, while speaking at the Prime Minister’s Independence 33 Lecture Series held at the Nevis Performing Arts Center (NEPAC) on September 12. The reference to the 80 percent internet access of St. Kitts and Nevis comes from a report by the International Telecommunications Union in 2014.

Mr. Quinlan, who touched on several areas pertaining to internet technology, including Cybersecurity, the Digital Divide, Cloud Computing, Mobile Connectivity and Social Media platforms with ubiquitous connectivity, outlined “the possibilities that technology offers to improve our economies and our lives,” while highlighting some of the progress made by St. Kitts and Nevis in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs).