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2016.07.16 Academic Task 2 范文
In many countries, government spent a large amount of money on improving internet access. Why is it happening and do you think it is the most appropriate use of government money?
Governments nowadays are said to have heavily invested in improving internet access in many areas of the world. This may possibly be due to the endless benefits the online sphere can bring to countries and their development; however I do not think it is the best use of government funds.
A possible explanation as to why governments may be spending large amounts of money on improving internet access is due to the advantages that it can bring to communities. Internet connectivity is becoming an integral part of modern society in enabling better access to wider information sharing that we are used to. For instance, households no longer need televisions these days, as having an online connection can allow people to subscribe to online streaming service like Netflix, enabling them to watch TV shows or intellectual documentaries from computers or portable gadgets! Thus, as simple as an internet connection may be, it opens up other avenues that benefits people.
Whilst truly useful, it is undoubtedly so that there are better uses of this money to allocate to priorities like improving welfare. This is particularly vital for developing countries that are in poverty. For example, it would be hopeless to have access to the Internet if starving families in war-torn countries like Africa or Syria have no means of getting food, drink or shelter. Priorities should definitely be given to basic human rights like these first. Hence, although internet connectivity is beneficial, it is not a necessity in many nations that are still developing.
In conclusion, from the above arguments, I believe that the Internet has its many uses to many communities; yet, governments should prioritize expenditure on human welfare first and foremost as internet access is not a necessity in life.