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Closing Asia's digital divide should be a post-COVID priority

Companies and governments must work together to bring hundreds of millions online

| South Asia
Family members look into a smartphone in Hamba Praing village, Indonesia, on Feb. 22: more than 2 billion people in Asia still are not online at all.   © Reuters

Scott Beaumont is President of Google Asia Pacific.

Across Asia, governments and businesses are grappling with how to recover from COVID-19 and build a stronger economy for the future. Here is one step that would help: close the region's digital divide.

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