Covid-19 makes it clearer than ever: access to the internet should be a universal right by Tim Berners-Lee

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The internet eased lockdown life for millions. But millions more still can’t get online, and that’s fundamentally unfair

My 100-zip black backpack, previously the logistical and geek centre of my life, now sits neglected in a corner, not needed since Covid-19 abruptly halted my near-constant travel schedule.

Life went on – with limited disruption, if not quite as normal. After all, I have enough space, equipment and internet connectivity to work comfortably from home. In some ways, life has become more efficient. Less jet lag. More sanity.

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