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Save over 70% on a secure subscription to Private Internet Access

Mashable

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Universal internet access unlikely until at least 2050, experts say

The Guardian

Parts of the world will be excluded from the internet for decades to come without major efforts to boost education, online literacy and broadband infrastructure, experts have warned. While half the world's population now uses the internet, a desperate lack of skills and stagnant investment mean the UN's goal of universal access, defined as 90% of people being online, may not be reached until 2050 or later, they said. The bleak assessment highlights the dramatic digital divide that has opened up between those who take the internet and its benefits for granted and those who are sidelined because they either lack the skills to be online, cannot afford access or live in a region with no connection. "If there is any kind of faltering in the rate of people coming online, which it appears that there is, then we'll have a real challenge in getting 70%, 80% or 90% connected," said Adrian Lovett, CEO of the World Wide Web Foundation, an organisation set up by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. "There should be no complacency that we will somehow magically progress towards everyone being online," Lovett added.


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These Balloons Could Soon Expand Internet Access To Millions

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

Giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons could soon give Internet access to millions more people around the world -- and potentially save lives.


Google sells stake in satellite Internet operator O3b Networks

PCWorld

Google has sold its stake in satellite Internet access provider O3b Networks to co-investor SES. O3b's goal is to deliver Internet access to the "other 3 billion" who don't yet have it. The company started life in 2007, and soon found funding from Google, SES and cable operator Liberty Global, among others. The company launched its first four satellites in June 2013, with eight more joining them in medium earth orbit in 2014. O3b's customers now include island telecommunications operators and at least one cruise ship operator.