Obstacles on the Path to the Internet of Things: The Digital Divide
Keywords:Internet of Things, Digital Divide, Internet Access, Online Content Restrictions, Freedom of Access
The Internet of Things holds has the potential to provide an array of technological benefits and online resources to individual users and society in general. However, the Digital Divide, the gap between information computing technology (ICT) and those who can effectively take advantage of it, presents challenges to the global implementation of the Internet of Things. Factors contributing to the Digital Divide include lack of broadband access, cost of ICT, user socioeconomic challenges, user security concerns, and political or governmental restrictions.
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