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Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) Aims To Bring Internet To Developing Countries

   
7:58 pm on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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A new global initiative has been launched to lower the cost of internet-access in developing countries.

Founded by father-of-the-internet Sir Tim Berners Lee and the World Wide Web Foundation, the Alliance for Affordable Internet (or A4AI) aims to “help billions more users to come online (with a particular focus on low-income countries) and to make universal access a reality.”

The Alliance’s main goal is to match the price target set by the UN Broadband Commission that basic broadband should cost no more than 5 per cent of monthly income. In developing countries access to the internet can cost as much as a third of monthly income, compared to just two per cent for the developed world.Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) Aims To Bring Internet To Developing Countries [independent.co.uk]


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