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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 4, No. 4 (2008) open journal systems 


Can ICT (Internet) overcome the natural geographical barriers of Bhutan in developing the nation?

Sonam Tobgay, Royal University of Bhutan
Kencho Wangmo


Abstract
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a greater role in developing the nation. It has become increasingly indispensable tool in achieving international goals such as in Millennium Development Goals. But the poor connectivity of Internet in the least developed countries is one of the serious underlying factors of the digital divide between developed and least developed nations. This situation becomes worse if the country is landlocked as well as least developed. This paper tries to bring out the realities of ICT usage in Bhutan; being the least developed and landlocked country in southwest Asia.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556