Practical Insights on Internet Access

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...
5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads

5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 23 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads
Watching a video at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week produced by Huawaei on the Fourth Industrial Revolution reminded me of everything that is problematic and...
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 Troy Etulain - 5 Comments
  Closing the global digital divide is such a daunting challenge, some companies have resorted to expensive, eyebrow-raising, flying moonshot solutions. Despite...
Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile internet connectivity brings a wide range of social and economic benefits by helping to promote digital inclusion and supporting the delivery of essential...
Apply Now: USAID Funding to Aggregate Broadband Internet Demand for Better ICT4D Programs

Apply Now: USAID Funding to Aggregate Broadband Internet Demand for Better ICT4D Programs

Published on: Jun 14 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
USAID programs are utilizing digital technology more than ever before – and the rapid expansion of mobile and internet access in the developing world holds the...
Apply Now for $210,000 in ICT4D Grants for Asian Technology Projects

Apply Now for $210,000 in ICT4D Grants for Asian Technology Projects

Published on: Mar 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now for $210,000 in ICT4D Grants for Asian Technology Projects
ISIF Asia is a grants and awards program empowering communities in the Asia pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions for their...
7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

Published on: Mar 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
National governments, international institutions, and the private and public sector have all acknowledged the importance of bridging the digital divide to foster...