Digicel Chairman O’Brien calls on internet giants to help pay for broadband in developing world

imageTelecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien has challenged GoogleFacebook and other internet companies to contribute to the cost of making broadband available in the developing world.

The Digicel chairman has accused the internet giants of lobbying heavily to ensure they did not have to pay for expanding internet access globally.

He also expressed opposition to charging large sums for mobile phone licences in the developing world and criticised “publicity-seeking” among some aid agencies.  MORE