Practical Insights on Internet Access

Five Ways We Should Do Development Differently in a Digital Age – Your Weekend Long Reads

Five Ways We Should Do Development Differently in a Digital Age – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jun 08 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Caribou Digital turns five years old this year. While 2019 is a rapidly changing digital world, 2014 felt very different. Different elections, different technological...
Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
I believe we all can agree that a government should not close off Internet access for its citizenry. To an extent, an open Internet should be a human right, and...
Apply Now: $500,000 in Cash Grants for Your Internet Projects in Africa, Asia, Americas

Apply Now: $500,000 in Cash Grants for Your Internet Projects in Africa, Asia, Americas

Published on: May 06 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $500,000 in Cash Grants for Your Internet Projects in Africa, Asia, Americas
There are five Regional Internet Registries that manage allocation and registration of Internet number resources within their respective regions of the world. The...
What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

Published on: Mar 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
In July 2018, the Ugandan government instituted a 200 shilling, or about $0.05 per day excise duty on Over-the-Top (OTT) social media and instant messaging services...
The Digital Divide is Not Binary: The Five A’s of Technology Access – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Digital Divide is Not Binary: The Five A’s of Technology Access – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 16 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Although more than four billion people now have some kind of Internet access, almost the same number remains without access worldwide. Smartphone sales and the...
Finally! Accurate Mobile Network Coverage Maps Show Connectivity Reality

Finally! Accurate Mobile Network Coverage Maps Show Connectivity Reality

Published on: Jan 07 2019 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
  Closing the global digital divide is such a daunting challenge, some companies have resorted to expensive, eyebrow-raising, flying moonshot solutions. Despite...
How Will the End of US Net Neutrality Impact ICT4D?

How Will the End of US Net Neutrality Impact ICT4D?

Published on: Dec 14 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Today, December 14th, the USA Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Chairman Ajit Pai’s leadership is planning a vote to potentially roll back net neutrality...
Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Published on: Aug 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
As the debate around zero-rated services (like Facebook’s Free Basics, Twitter Access, and Wikipedia Zero) and other emerging mobile data models continues, data...
Innovations to Accelerate Universal Internet Adoption

Innovations to Accelerate Universal Internet Adoption

Published on: Mar 15 2017 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Mobile and internet services have the power to transform lives, offering life-enhancing financial, health, and many other services, as well as the simple ability...
Universal Internet Access for the Next Four Billion

Universal Internet Access for the Next Four Billion

Published on: Mar 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Despite remarkable increases in connectivity over the last decade, less than half of the world’s population currently has access to the Internet. For the development...