The Internet is transforming our economies and societies. It provides an open, decentralised platform for communication, collaboration, innovation, productivity improvement and economic growth. Along with information and communication technologies (ICTs) it promotes closer integration of the global economy and interactions that increase general well-being. As the services it supports become pervasive, ubiquitous and more essential in everyday life, the economy is increasingly the Internet economy. The capacity of economies and societies to seize opportunities and meet challenges in a wide range of areas – the environment, education, health, demographic change and, more generally, the delivery of commercial and government services – already involves the use of ICTs, seamlessly interconnected by the IPbased networks of the Internet.
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