A GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY OR A RISKY COMPROMISE?
Nearly 4 billion people around the world don’t use the Internet. Bringing developing countries into the global digital community should be a priority for the public and private sector alike, but strategies for expanding Internet access abroad—particularly zero rating or subsidized data programs—remain controversial.
In this panel, we’ll examine how companies are working to connect new communities around the world to the Internet and discuss pros and cons of programs that offer free or subsidized access to data and applications in order to spur Internet adoption.
Evan Engstrom, Engine (moderator)
Adele Vrana, Wikimedia Foundation
Chris Riley, Mozilla
Michale Calabrese, New America Foundation
Shailesh Nalawadi, Mavin