The world of the Internet is shaping the future of many industries around the world, from the airline industry to the production of music. The Internet is changing how we communicate and exchange ideas and thoughts. Many countries are now eager to setup master plans and policies to develop their Internet infrastructure. This paper examines the essential factors that are affecting the development and usage of the Internet in the developed and the developing world and shed light on the need to view the development and usage of the Internet on a more holistic view than atomistic view. The results show that urbanization, electrical usage, and the usage of mobile cellular have a positive relationship with Internet usage. In case of the least developed countries, GNI per capita has a positive relation of Internet usage.
Gibreel, Omer; Jeon, Seongmin; and Yoo, Byungjoon, "An Intercountry Analysis on the Factors and Barriers to Internet Accessibility" (2013). PACIS 2013 Proceedings. 6.