The best mode to use the benchmarks is to set up digital councils and libraries that spread awareness and are at the local reach for the advantage of consumers. United Nations has also initiated volunteers programs where people with better abilities help others to gain access to the connection and volunteers online to help the citizens on a global basis (Noris, 2001). The citizens might receive knowledge as well as other returns. Gates Foundation is introduced digital libraries where empowerment is focused as it is believed to drive access as well as ability.
The aforementioned modes have perhaps developed the conditions of underdeveloped countries like Africa, Bangladesh and developing countries like India and Egypt. These modes also guarantee for an effective use of the technologies to control the digital divide and to bring communities closer through a digital connection. When people are empowered, a possibility is seen to increase the ability and access of connectivity to those groups of people. This is a way by which the digital divide can be reduced at a global level.
The identified benchmarks are known to have three major impacts:
– Social inclusion
– Economic upliftment
– Global togetherness (James, 2004)
When the countries are aware of the technologies open to them along with ease of infrastructure setup, an increased scope for usage by everyone is seen without taking their racial or economic backgrounds into consideration. This is a way to achieve social inclusion and reduce the knowledge divide. As knowledge divide is reduced, it paves way for economic upliftment. More users are advantageous from such technologies. This medium is used to achieve economic growth of the nation through platforms like e-commerce and e-learning. The ultimate result is the connectivity of people across the globe under one roof. When global togetherness happens, the disparities decrease.