Google And Nigeria Join Hands To Get Internet Within Reach



Nigeria and the king of search engines,Google, have come together and formed the new Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). This is a global organisation aiming to take affordable broadband access to everyone.

In the past month, the search engine giant announced that it had joined more that 30 members of A4AI, while Nigeria became the first African country to formally join the alliance.

In the 49 least developed countries, 90 percent of people are still not online, so A4I’s main aim is to challenge regulatory barriers and put in place initiatives to bring down the cost of access to the UN Broadband Commission target of entry-level broadband services priced at less than 5 percent of average monthly income.