Tim Berners-Lee calls for free internet worldwide
Posted in: Digital Divide at 16/09/2010 14:40
The inventor of the Web has called for everyone to have access to his creation for free.
Tim Berners-Lee said that he would like to see everybody given a low-bandwidth connection "by default".
He said the web could be instrumental in giving people access to critical services such as healthcare.
Currently, he said, just one-fifth of the world's population has access to the web.
Berners-Lee: 80 percent of the world isn't on the web
After a brief welcome Mark Selby, vice president of industry collaborations for Nokia introduced Sir Tim Berners-Lee -- inventor of the Web -- for the Nokia World second day opening keynote.
Berners-Lee wasted no time in getting down to business and touched on a number of key hot topics.