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4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire

4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire

Published on: Jun 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
TechMoran reports that MTN Uganda has spent $235,000(!) on an “Internet bus,” a mobile telecentre where a computer lab is installed in a bus to be driven...
Apply Today for ISIF Asia Awards

Apply Today for ISIF Asia Awards

Published on: May 21 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The ISIF Asia Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions ICT innovators have made with creative solutions to the social and economic development of...
Keepod: Wasting $40,000 to Reinvent Linux on a Stick

Keepod: Wasting $40,000 to Reinvent Linux on a Stick

Published on: May 14 2014 by Mike Dawson - 57 Comments
There’s been a lot of news outlets covering Keepod, which claims to “overcome most of the traditional constraints that are preventing personal computing...
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 Katlic - Comments Off
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...