Globalization and the Digital Divide

This chapter reviews the role that information technologies have had in the globalization of our world. As you read, pay attention to the many positive and negative changes that globalization has brought.

Sidebar: How Does My Internet Speed Compare?

How does your Internet speed compare with others in the world? The following chart shows how Internet speeds compare in different countries.

Comparison of top world Internet speeds in 2019.

So how does your own Internet speed compare? There are many online tools you can use to determine the speed at which you are connected. One of the most trusted sites is, where you can test both your download and upload speeds.