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Internet access is growing in developing countries, but there are vulnerable groups, especially those who are experiencing Internet for the first time, that might be excluded or experience a restricted environment due to governmental or private sector-led initiatives. This panel aims at discussing the challenges to keep vulnerable groups connected. From recent initiatives in Brazil to ban low-cost smartphones to the development of inefficient broadband plans, there are a number of challenges that require further analysis in the global south.