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Is the Web for everyone?

Watch Prof Les Carr & Prof Susan Halford talk about how the Web is continually evolving & how the focus will shift as new steams of users come online.

In this video, Professor Les Carr and Professor Susan Halford talk about how the Web is continually changing.

They also point out that the whilst the Web, until recently, mainly focused on the concerns of big corporations and governments in the West it will change even more when the rest of the world fully embraces it. This leads us to the following question:

Is the web for everyone?

Tim Berners-Lee famously said about the Web at the opening of the Olympics 2012 ‘this is for everyone’. Do you think that this is true?

Universal access to the Web is an ideal in which the concept of net neutrality plays a fundamental role. This is a highly contentious issue. Some think net neutrality is the only way to achieve the Web we all want, and some others think it is an obstacle.

In the following three steps, Professor Les Carr will introduce the concept, and will present arguments for and against net neutrality.

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