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The Digital Divide TEST

NAME: MARKS: 39

Think carefully.

1 Define demographic.

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2 Define Economic.

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3 Define Broadband.

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4 Define Infrastructure.

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5 Define Ecommerce.

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6 Define Bandwidth.

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7 What does the term digital divide describe?

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8 Does the term digital divide only apply to internet access?

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9 What is the difference in description when talking about the digital divide at
international level and at national level?

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10 One factor that contributes to the digital divide is the location of the people. People
in rural areas do not have the same technology services as those in cities. Give two
reasons why high speed internet is more available in cities than rural areas.

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11 Even if people in rural areas obtain an internet connection, how good would the
quality be for streaming?

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12 3G and 4G are the newer technologies used for connection to the internet. What
determines the strength of the signal? And in which areas are likely to have access to
3G and 4G more? Explain your answer thoroughly.

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13 Name areas where developed countries may be found.

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14 Name areas where under developed countries may be found.

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15 What may under developed countries be doing that is not allowing them to focus on
bettering their technology services?

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16 How does being in a less industrially developed area put the country in a
competitive, economic and educational (and skill) setback?

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17 Explain why there is a rich/poor digital divide.

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18 How does this affect education and ecommerce?

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19 Explain why a digital divide comes about with high and low technology.

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20 Describe four strategies to reduce the digital divide.

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