WIA Report

2007 Briefing Booklet

The World Information Access 2007 Report presents important trends in the distribution of information and communication technologies around the world.

The 2007 WIA Report explores information access by looking at trends in the digital divide between the world’s primary and secondary cities, the cost of internet access in terms of income, the impact of telecommunications policy reform on the internet in Africa, the global broadband divide, and the state of the wired libraries, political parties, civic groups, and governments around the world.

We sometimes work with data that has been collected by international agencies, but more often our tables and graphics are based on original data collection efforts.

The online publication consists of nine chapters organized in five thematic categories, in a global comparative context.

  • WIA 2007 Report with map (2 MB)
  • “Wired Countries of the World” map (1.7 MB)
  • Download 2007 Briefing Booklet without map (0.3 MB)

Please cite research from the briefing booklet or this website report as

Howard, Philip N, and World Information Access Project. World Information Access Report – 2007. 9. Seattle: University of Washington, 2007.