Tech Industry Must Do More To Increase Internet Access, Promote Global Development
New York Times: To Unite the Earth, Connect It
Bono, lead singer of the band U2 and a founder of the advocacy group ONE and its division (RED), and Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of Facebook
“…In this century, global development and global connectivity are closely linked. If you want to help people feed, heal, educate, and employ themselves around the world, we need to connect the world as well. The Internet should not belong to only three billion people, as it does today. It should be seen as a necessity for development, and a tool that makes larger things possible. … Silicon Valley should look beyond itself and act more on issues like education, health care, and the refugee crisis. We challenge the tech industry to do far more for those most marginalized, those trapped in poverty, and those beyond or on the edge of the network…” (9/26).