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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Net Warning for Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Countries in the Asian Pacific region risk being left behind by the world economy unless they radically improve their infrastructure for access to the Internet, Craig Barrett, president and CEO of computer chip maker Intel Corp., said Monday.

Internet access in most parts of Asia is still seriously restricted by a lack of bandwidth - a measure of how much data can be stuffed through the wires and cables of the country's telecommunications networks, Barrett said.

In many countries, the relatively high cost of Internet access keeps users away and limits the potential of the Internet to play a major role in the economy, Barrett said.