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Internet for all: Tech alliance seeks affordable web access for the poor

Posted By Adan On October 7, 2013 @ 9:41 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,Science & Technology | Comments Disabled

AFP
Oct. 7, 2013

Accessing the Internet in the developing world is unnecessarily expensive, partly due to government policies that hinder competition and should be scrapped, a new alliance backed by Google, Yahoo and Microsoft said Monday.

The Alliance for Affordable Internet, which launched in Nigeria’s capital, said it will push for an “open, competitive and innovative broadband market” to boost access, especially in Africa, where only 16 percent of the population is online.

Other members of the alliance include the British and US development agencies, as well as Facebook and the inventor of the World Wide Web, Britain’s Tim Berners-Lee.

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