Tim Berners-Lee, father of the Internet, sires the Alliance for Affordable Internet

The A4AI is a global coalition committed to driving down the cost of internet access in less developed countries to below 5% of monthly income worldwide.

US, UK refuse to sign internet treaty

Following widespread criticism, the UN has failed to win consensus on its planned internet regulation treaty.

Internet governance under the spotlight

The battle lines are being drawn over proposals by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which would give national governments more control over the internet.

Leap second to remain for another three years

The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly has decided to hang on to the leap second for three more years, keeping the world's atomic clocks in synch with the Earth's rotation.

FCC says Internet freedom under threat

Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Robert McDowell says Internet freedom is under threat by emerging global powers seeking a salient increase in government regulation.

Two billion people to be online this year

A third of the world's population will be online by the end of the year, according to a report from the International Telecommunications Union.