Black Internet Coverage

There is much discussion about black people and the creation of businesses, own employment and becoming more aware of black issues and politics.

In terms of this much of it relies on the internet as most businesses will require the internet to market and provide services and products.

There are some in the black population around the world who do not have access to the internet, so it can make it more difficult for them to access a secure and stable internet connection which can assist in the developing of a global or far reaching business.

The type of internet connections availible includes, WiFi internet connections (which are public), Broadband (which is fibre optic and connected using wires underground) and Wireless internet (using satalite signals to connect to the internet).

In the case of Wifi what can be used is a device such as a smartphone, mobile phone, Tablet or Laptop, which can connect to this type of connection in public (usually) for free, though extended usage costs can vary.

Broadband internet conntections require a telephone line to pay line rental and for a connection to be established in the home. This is usually with a broadband company such as Verzion (US) and BT or Virgin Media (UK). This can be cost effective but you will get a slower speed and less internet allowance the less you pay. If you pay more then you will get (in many cases) unlimited speed and internet allowance.

Wireless internet, can be mobile data allowance, or mobile broadband. This is where you may use a dongle to plug into a usb slot on a laptop or PC. Data allowance can be via your mobile phone carrier for a smartphone or mobile phone. If you have a tablet you may have a sim card with a prepaid data allowance or a dataplan which can allow you to use the internet from your device with a specified monthly allowance.

There are different ways in which you can use the internet. If you have a device, most public places such as libraries, coffee shops have access to free internet (even if it is for a specified time such as one hour). Mobile data packages can be free or cheap for a small amount of allowance, depending on how you will use the internet.

The one thing which you would need to do is be more informed about the type of data packages which exist and provide someone with the relevant information to sign up to the package.

Further Information:

Digital Unite
Digital Divide Definition
BT Broadband

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