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Unformatted text preview: TEK: Internet Search System for Low-Connectivity Communities Saman Amarasinghe Bill Thies Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology TEK Team Current Saman Amarasinghe - Marjorie Cheng Bill Thies Previous participants Libby Levison (PI) Samidh Chakrabarti Tazeen Mahtab Genevieve Cuevas Saad Shakhshir Janelle Prevost M a r k H a l s e y Hongfei Tian D a m o n B e r r y B i h n V o Sheldon Chan Sid Henderson Alexandro Artola Percentage of Countrys Population Online Internet Users Worldwide Copyright 2004, Matthew Zook. Data Source: ClickZ Stats. Barriers to Internet Access Infrastructure Limited phone lines Low-bandwidth international links Unreliable power supplies High costs Computer unaffordable or unavailable ISP, telephone costs can exceed local wage Exacerbated by slow connections Social barriers Illiterate or non-technical users Lack of local content 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% N i g e r i a M a l a w i K e n y a P a p a u N e w G u i n n e a S r i L a n k a V i e t n a m N e p a l M a c e d o n i a P a k i s t a n B a n g l a d e s h E c u a d o r G e o r g i a M e x i c o B o s n i a a n d H e r z e g o v i n a K a z a h k s t a n Z i m b a b w e A l b a n i a I n d o n e s i a I n d i a P h i l l i p i n n e s S o u t h A f r i c a I r a n R o m a n i a B r a z i l C o l o m b i a C r o a t i a A r g e n t i n a B u l g a r i a A u s t r a l i a U n i t e d S t a t e s A u s t r i a C z e c k R e p u b l i c S a u d i A r a b i a Cost of Dial-up Internet Access as a Fraction of Household Income 240% 140% Sources: ISP Websites 2005, UNDP Development Report 2004, WorldBank 2003 Monthly Internet access: 30 hours Or unlimited rate (if cheaper) Monthly household income derived from GNP per capita Ignore richest 20% of population Household size: 2.5 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% N i g e r i a M a l a w i K e n y a P a p a u N e w G u i n n e a S r i L a n k a V i e t n a m N e p a l M a c e d o n i a P a k i s t a n B a n g l a d e s h E c u a d o r G e o r g i a M e x i c o B o s n i a a n d H e r z e g o v i n a K a z a h k s t a n Z i m b a b w e A l b a n i a I n d o n e s i a I n d i a P h i l l i p i n n e s S o u t h A f r i c a I r a n R o m a n i a B r a z i l C o l o m b i a C r o a t i a A r g e n t i n a B u l g a r i a A u s t r a l i a U n i t e d S t a t e s A u s t r i a C z e c k R e p u b l i c S a u d i A r a b i a Full Internet Email only Cost of Dial-up Internet Access as a Fraction of Household Income 240% 140% Sources: ISP Websites 2005, UNDP Development Report 2004, WorldBank 2003 Monthly Internet access: 30 hours Or unlimited rate (if cheaper) Monthly household income derived from GNP per capita Ignore richest 20% of population Household size: 2.5 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%...
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