U.N. chief lauds effects of rural info technology

From connecting village schools to the Internet to using telemedicine in remote health clinics to providing accurate weather information to farmers, information and communication technology can bring enormous benefits to the lives of rural people worldwide, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

In a message marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, Ban urged policy makers around the globe to do more to ensure that rural communities are able to take advantage of the latest technologies and not fall victim to the digital divide that can separate rich and poor.

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