Summary of Connecting the Last Billion
Should the Internet Be a Human Right?
Universal Internet connectivity is feasible, but several bureaucratic barriers stand in the way.
Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder of the MIT Lab, is passionate about universal Internet connectivity, and he dreams big. Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner for the US Federal Communications Commission, is more realistic about bridging the gulf between those who have ready access to the Internet and those who don’t. Together, they dissect the feasibility of extending Internet access to all. getAbstract recommends their lively discussion to policy makers, leaders of the telecommunications industry and anyone interested in mending the gnawing digital divide.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why much of the global population remains unconnected to the Internet
- Why geopolitical and commercial concerns hamper global connectivity
- Whether Internet connectivity should be considered a human right
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