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Google, US and UK Government Organizations Announce "Alliance for Affordable Internet"

Stephen Shankland reporting in CNET: "In a new effort to bring Internet access to the world's billions, Google, US and UK government organizations, and a raft of high-tech partners on Monday announced the Alliance for Affordable Internet. Google is one of four founders along with the US Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development, and the Omidyar network, a philanthropic organization run by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam. Other members include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, Intel, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, African ISP MainOne, and Caribbean carrier Digicel. The group aims to steer countries toward policy and regulatory change that will foster better wireless and wired Internet access."

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