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Any discussion on the use of ICT in education is extremely difficult when the educators involved have no access to telephones. Millions of people around the world still live and work beyond the reach of telecommunication networks. But this contributing factor to the digital divide is slowly being overcome through the growing efforts of many enterprising agencies.

Today, many people access the Internet through a Digital Subscriber Line, or DSL, which simply uses the telephone line. Some users also access the Internet through cable television service or direct satellite service. In the past few years, more and more people have begun accessing the internet using mobile networks (GPRS, EDGE, 3G/4G, etc.) provided by cellular telephone companies.

In this section, we look at different kinds of technologies that we can use to connect to the Internet, and the factors involved in choosing which is most suitable.