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Sir Tim Berners-Lee on why internet access is crucial in the fight against inequality

Web Foundation · April 14, 2017

At this year’s World Economic Forum, our founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, spoke to the Economist about why we’re working to connect the 50% of the world still offline. He warned against the danger that a persistent digital divide could make the web another driver of inequality. To ensure that the web instead becomes a tool in the fight for global equality, we need to make internet access affordable for everyone. That’s why the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a Web Foundation initiative, is asking governments to commit to a “1 for 2” target, meaning that 1GB of data costs no more than 2% of  average income, so that millions more people around the world can access the web’s benefits.

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