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The Plan to Connect Everyone in the World By 2020 Is Already Off the Rails

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Judging by the sea of laptops, tablets and phones around you, it's easy to assume that access to the Internet is ubiquitous.

It's not even close.

A new report on Internet affordability says the situation isn't going to get better anytime soon, despite a plan by the United Nations to bring the world online by 2020. Rather, the Alliance for Affordable Internet report suggests the UN will miss its target by more than 20 years.

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