More than infrastructure: WEF's Eric White talks internet for all

Eric White, project lead for the World Economic Forum's Internet for All project. Photo by: Marcelo Bartolomé / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA

DAVOS, Switzerland — One of the outcomes of this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meetings in Davos, Switzerland, was that Mercedes Aráoz, prime minister of Peru, announced plans to launch an Internet for All program in 2018.

The Internet for All initiative is an effort by the World Economic Forum to bring together stakeholders from a range of sectors to address key barriers to internet inclusion. It launches platforms at the national, regional, and global level in order to extend access to the internet to the hardest to reach.

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