Tim Berners-LeeTim Berners-Lee, the man credited with founding the World Wide Web as we know it today, has made no secret of the fact that he always wanted the internet to be available to everybody.

His famous quote, “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect,” underlines his desire for the Internet to be available globally, and his work with the World Wide Web Foundation (WWW3) in the past has helped him go some way towards securing that vision.

In recent years, Berners-Lee has been working with WWW3 to help create a coalition of private sector, public sector, and other organisations, that come together with the shared aim of making the Internet available and affordable to people in developing countries. This global initiative, called the Alliance for Affordable Internet (or A4AI) aims to help billions more users to get online. Continue reading