Access in Bangladesh
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Six percent of Bangladeshis use the Internet, though very few (0.34 percent) have fixed broadband connections. Far more Bangladeshis (64 percent) have mobile phones, and as early as 2009, 90 percent of Internet users logged on via mobile networks. Internet speeds in the country remain extremely low. Despite low levels of access and slow speeds, the country is pursuing a “Digital Bangladesh” plan that embraces ICT development as a key way for the country to lift itself out of poverty by 2021. Funding for some programs included in the plan, however, has been delayed.