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If You Could Have Unlimited Broadband, What Would You Use It For?

If You Could Have Unlimited Broadband, What Would You Use It For?

Published on: Feb 17 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Let’s take a moment to dream. Let’s imagine that you could have unlimited, high-speed broadband Internet access at a reasonable price or even for free,...
The 4 Barriers to Affordable Internet in 46 Emerging and Developing Countries

The 4 Barriers to Affordable Internet in 46 Emerging and Developing Countries

Published on: Feb 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Three in five of the world’s people are not connected to the Internet. This digital divide hampers economic and social progress. The Alliance for Affordable Internet’s...
Do You Believe the Ethiopian Government’s Reasons for the Lack of Reliable Internet Access?

Do You Believe the Ethiopian Government’s Reasons for the Lack of Reliable Internet Access?

Published on: Jan 31 2014 by Tim Kaltic - Leave a Comment
By now, the lack of reliable internet in Ethiopia is well-known. Of a nation of nearly 100 million people (second in Africa only to Nigeria), an estimated 1-2 percent...
Internet for the Common Good – A Community Informatics Declaration

Internet for the Common Good – A Community Informatics Declaration

Published on: Jan 24 2014 by Michael Gurstein - 1 Comment
From the Community Informatics Research Network… Effective use of the Internet will benefit everyone. Currently the benefits of the Internet are distributed...
An Internet Connection Does Not Equal Internet Access

An Internet Connection Does Not Equal Internet Access

Published on: Nov 07 2013 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
When we think about expanding Internet access around the globe, we often focus on providing an Internet connection. But what comes next? To use an Internet connection,...
Technology View From Youth in Sierra Leone, Sweden, Indonesia and Uganda

Technology View From Youth in Sierra Leone, Sweden, Indonesia and Uganda

Published on: Aug 16 2013 by Linda Raftree - 2 Comments
Recently, 600 exceptional youth activists from 80 countries arrived to New York City for a UN Takeover, where they called for urgent action by member states...
Beware The Sweet Seduction of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

Beware The Sweet Seduction of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

Published on: Aug 12 2013 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
We have all heard the siren song of 3G or even 4G mobile broadband data changing the dynamics of Internet access across Africa. If you believe the hype, everyone...
Why Public Access to ICTs Matter in the Age of Mobile Phones

Why Public Access to ICTs Matter in the Age of Mobile Phones

Published on: Jul 31 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
While you’re likely reading this on your personal computer, enjoying reliable and fast internet, millions of people around the world still lack private access...
The Behaviour of Cybercafé Users in Tanzania

The Behaviour of Cybercafé Users in Tanzania

Published on: Jun 19 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
The findings of “Internet use behaviour of cybercafé users in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania” paint a general picture which corresponds to that of...
4 Learnings About Access to Information in Uganda

4 Learnings About Access to Information in Uganda

Published on: Jun 14 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Beyond Access recently visited Uganda to learn more about local development priorities, how people are accessing information, and libraries. It was a fascinating...