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Inclusive Internet Index

Inclusive Internet Index 2018

Key points:

  • Name of the Index- Inclusive Internet Index 
  • Released by- Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of Facebook 
  • Number of categories-4 

What is Inclusive Internet Index?

Inclusive Internet Index is a comprehensive index released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) commissioned by Facebook.

The index assessed a country's Internet inclusion across four categories

  1. Availability, 
  2. Affordability, 
  3. Relevance and 
  4. Readiness. 
  • Availability category measures the quality of available infrastructure that is required for access and levels of Internet usage. 
  • Affordability category measures the cost required for access of internet relative to income 
  • It also measures level of competition in the Internet marketplace. 
  • Relevance measures the presence and existence of local language content and relevant content. 
  • Readiness measures the capacity to access the Internet, including skills, cultural acceptance, and supporting policy.