Is the Internet at risk?
Last week's summit on expanding Internet access around the world ended with a firm promise to narrow the digital divide. However, that promise lacks little in government funding to make it happen.
The World Summit on the Information Society originally was conceived to raise consciousness about the divide between the haves and have-nots, and to raise money for projects to link up the global village, particularly Africa and Asia and South America.
But instead, it was overshadowed by a lingering resentment about who should oversee the domain names and technical issues that allow people from Pakistan to Peru surf Web sites for information, news and consumer goods.
Take a look at two points of view - an editorial in the Washington Post and a CNN News report.
Relevant: ICANN, Basque News and Information Channel, CNN/Reuters
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