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How to get Asia's next 2.5 billion people online

Next decade in tech must rest on strong foundations

| Southeast Asia
A teacher helps a kid studying online through a mobile phone in Mumbai in October 2020: to expand economic opportunities we need to deepen the digital economy's foundations with education.   © Sipa/AP

Scott Beaumont is president of Google Asia Pacific.

Most of the 2.5 billion people online in the Asia Pacific today would barely recognize the internet of 2001.

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