Press Coverage

The Digital Divide May Be News, But It’s Not New

By Larry Irving - September 25, 2020

Low-income Americans; Black, Hispanic and Native Americans; the elderly; Americans with a high school education or less; and rural Americans are much more likely to be on the wrong side of the digital divide. Ours remains a nation where too many people, often our most vulnerable citizens, are unconnected or under-connected.

How India connected to the internet 25 years ago

By Nitin Sreedhar - August 24, 2020

With more than half a billion internet users, India is one of the biggest and fastest-growing internet economies in the world. But the foundations of the internet in India were laid down just over three decades ago, in 1986, through the Education and Research Network (Ernet) Project.

Covid-19 makes it clearer than ever: access to the internet should be a universal right

By Tim Berners-Lee - July 23, 2020

The Internet eased lockdown life for millions. But millions more still can’t get online, and that’s fundamentally unfair.

Togolese Adiel Akplogan, Internet pioneer in Africa

By Bernard Yao Adzorgenu - June 23, 2020

Adiel Akplogan was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame on September 27, 2019, at a ceremony in San José (Costa Rica), becoming the third African personality to join the Internet Hall of Fame, with the Kenyan Dorcas Muthoni and the Ghanaian Nii Quaynor. He joined the Internet Hall of Fame for his remarkable contribution to the growth, dissemination and security of the Internet in Africa.

He founded the web 31 years ago. Now Tim Berners-Lee warns it's 'not working for women and girls'

By Sara Spary - May 22, 2020

The inventor of the world wide web has warned that it is "not working for women and girls" as he stressed the importance of tackling gender equality. Tim Berners-Lee wrote in an open letter to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the revolutionary technology that women of color and those from LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities still face acute discrimination.

Your Internet is working. Thank these Cold War-era pioneers who designed it to handle almost anything

By Craig Timberg - April 23, 2020

Coronavirus may have forced people to stay at home, but the Internet these scientists envisioned long ago is keeping the world connected.

The Internet Wouldn't Be the Same Without These 11 Women

By Jennifer Leman - March 17, 2020

As Popular Mechanics celebrates the 50th anniversary of the development of the internet, we honor the women who helped shape the way we connect with the world around us.

Klaas Wierenga inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame

By Karl Meyer - February 17, 2020

Almost 20 years ago, employed by SURFnet, Klaas Wierenga wondered why he had to log on to the Wi-Fi network again and again, at every university he visits. He decided to challenge traditional business models and the inward-looking policies of universities and schools.

Tim Berners-Lee launches Google and Facebook-backed plan to fix the web

By Jon Porter - January 20, 2020

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has officially launched the Contract for the Web, a set of principles designed to “fix” the internet and prevent us from sliding into a “digital dystopia.”

The transformation of the Internet: Then and Now

By Fox Business - December 18, 2019

Irving Group CEO Larry Irving discusses how the incentives to grow the Internet was inherently different two decades ago. Irving notes how big tech needs to be held accountable.