BBC: “Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee Warns Of Widening Digital Divide”
From the BBC:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee says too many young people do not have internet access and the digital divide has widened during the pandemic.
He called on governments to invest to provide universal broadband by 2030.
“We can’t afford not to do it,” he wrote in his annual letter to mark the anniversary of the world wide web.
Sir Tim’s letter, written with the co-founder of the Web Foundation Rosemary Leith, calls for a global push to connect young people.
It quotes a figure of $428bn (£306bn), which the Alliance for Affordable Internet initiative says would need to be invested by governments and the private sector to achieve this aim by 2030.
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