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Internet's Creator: Web Access Is A Human Right

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Technology

We're living in a world where Internet access should be as readily available as water, according to the man who helped create the web, Tim Berners-Lee...

When Your Country Gets Erased From the Internet: Egypt, Net Neutrality, and Web Freedom

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

At precisely 12:34 a.m. on Friday morning, the Egyptian government apparently shut down Internet access not just from but into Egypt. That is, Egypt didn't lose Internet access: the Internet lost Egypt.

The Increasingly Ridiculous Cost of Hotel Internet Access

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dave Taylor

I've been here in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, and it's been a great visit, well worth the time and expense. Well, except for my hotel's Internet access.

Undersea Cables: The Achilles Heel of our Economies

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

Communication in the global economy depends on a relatively few undersea cables, which unfortunately are made more vulnerable by international politics.

Net Neutrality Supporters: "It's My Way or the Highway!"

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

I am all for thoughtful discussion -- even over compromise -- but the messages that 'net neutrality' groups are sending to the FCC read more like 'it's my way or the highway' than 'let's work together.'

Internal and External Walls Block Cubans From Internet Sites

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Those who govern us have satellite antennas in their homes, broadband, open Internet, iPhones full of applications, while we -- the citizens -- trip over screens that say "this service is not available in your country."

Opportunity and Access: The Power of Today's Public Libraries

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Anyone who hasn't been living on the far side of the moon knows and acknowledges that success today depends on information: access to it and the skills to exploit it.

Reinvesting in a National Treasure: Our Nation's Public Libraries

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christina Gagnier

Our nation's public libraries need a serious reinvestment. They are places of first discoveries, first words read, first experiences and the place where the "lightbulb" goes off.

In Pictures: Online and Open for Business

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

Follow your bliss because it makes good business sense - if you're doing what you love, it shows in your products and services.

Digital Literacy: FCC Survey Shows Need To Teach Broadband Basics

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The government's plan to provide fast Internet connections to all Americans will have to include some basic instruction in Web 101,...

Iran Limits Internet Access Ahead Of Protests

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Government opponents shouted "Allahu Akbar" and "Death to the Dictator" from Tehran's rooftops in the pouring rain on the eve of ...

Rural Broadband Internet Access To Expand

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - About 97 percent of Colorado households have some high-speed Internet service available without an extraordinary commitment of resources, but...

Bundle Internet Access with Unemployment Support: Netcentric Recovery Plan

Martin Kearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Kearns

Those who are suddenly jobless lose the connections that are so vital to fighting their way back into the workforce. Internet access could help eliminate or at least alleviate many of those challenges.

In Cuba, Isolated Islanders Wait For The Internet

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A vague completion date, and the question of whether it will bring information for all, surrounds the submarine cable linking Cuba and Venezuela.

WATCH: How Iranian Bloggers Are Taking On Their Government

GlobalVoices | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Motion design students at the Vancouver Film School created a powerful film about how young Iranians use blogs to voice their opposition to their gove...