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Zuckerberg Promotes Universal Internet Access

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, says Internet connectivity is a human right and announced the launch of an initiative designed to insure access. Internet.org wants inexpensive wireless services for mobile phone users worldwide. In many areas of the world, mobile phones provide the only access. Zuckerberg says the current Internet adoption rate of 9 percent/year is too slow. He also contends Internet access is an essential human right as the globe moves toward a knowledge-based economy. Internet.org purportedly has only a “rough plan,” which critics say “leaves a few major questions unanswered.” (National Geographic)(Businessweek)(“Is Connectivity a Human Right,” Zuckerberg @ Facebook)
 

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