Don’t Take the Web for Granted

If you own a website, you are taking part in the most advanced communications experiment the world has ever known. In most parts of the US, access to the internet is ubiquitous, even if the speeds are not as fast or the cost as low as we would like. However, this access is not universal, either in this country or in the rest of the world. In fact, almost half the world has yet to log on or send their first email, let alone build a business website.

Imagine what it would be like to go without:

The World Wide Web Foundation was established in 2009 by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Rosemary Leith to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right. They are an independent, international organisation fighting for digital equality — a world where everyone can access the web and use it to improve their lives.

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