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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was the first year in which connectivity exceeded 50 percent. However, the index shows that, despite the fact that the World Wide Web has gained importance in the most diverse social spheres over the past 20 years, almost half of the population still does not dispose of this resource.

The information is introduced and discussed in the report "Broadband State 2019", of the Broadband Commission, a group that includes company representatives and the United Nations.

When households are taken into account, the index increases, reaching 57.8 percent. In 2005, 19 percent of homes were . . .

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