Internet access is a fundamental right, four out of five people said in an international survey for the BBC World Service, published today. Yet only around 65% of homes in the United Kingdom have broadband. It’s around the same figure in the United States. Many people still can’t get the level of internet access they need. Others are yet to be persuaded of the benefits, simply cannot afford it, or find it all too complicated. Yet digital television and mobile phones are almost universal. With the long-promised convergence of communications technologies, can we ensure that access to digital networks is ubiquitous, universal and usable by all? This week I’m participating in a National Digital Inclusion Conference in London, aimed at ensuring that everyone can benefit from the digital communications revolution. The event is also being streamed online, for the benefit of those with broadband.