Back in 2016, the UN General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution condemning internet access disruption as a human rights violation. Unfortunately, that resolution did not address any governmental responsibility and focused more on preventing countries from blocking free internet access, rather than proactively increasing its coverage, accessibility and affordability.

As a result, instead of being recognized as a fundamental human right (same as freedom of speech or free choice of employment) access to the global web is still used as an exploitable source of profit.

Above issue is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the world wide web and global access to mobile data transmission.

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