Browsing All posts tagged under »Broadband«

Investment 58—Poverty 14: The UN’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development vs. the MDGs

September 27, 2010


Broadband is clearly (if somewhat belatedly) now on the global “development” agenda. The notion is that the Developing world has fallen behind the Developed world in obtaining access to Broadband and it is now necessary to find ways of catching up. In pursuit of this “Global leaders in government, business, civil society and international organizations (were) invited to serve on the Broadband Commission for Digital Development as Commissioners by Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the strong support of the United Nations Secretary-General”.

Community Access (CAP), Canada’s Digital Strategy, and Digital Inclusion: From Here to CAP 2.0?

March 18, 2010


If, as seems likely, the Harper government’s Digital Strategy is presented without any linkages or consideration of its relationship to CAP or the issues which CAP has been attempting to resolve then the victory of blinkered market ideology over commonsense in a digital era will be complete and Canada will slip ever further behind its allies and competitors in these most crucial areas.

So What Do We Lose If We Don’t Have The Internet?

February 20, 2010


So what do we miss if we don’t have the internet? This isn’t a trick question. I’m currently in Sri Lanka, a country which has had a long and interesting history of telecentres/community technology initiatives (they call them Nenasalas).

Some thoughts on the next steps for “Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia”

February 9, 2010


In the context of my visits to various sites in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak I’ve now got a bit of perspective on the current situation in Malaysia and I see that in certain respects at least the goals of the 2005 Plan as evidenced by the document Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia have been […]

Building the Broadband Economy from the Bottom Up: A Community Informatics Approach to BB and Economic Development

September 8, 2009


High speed Internet at relatively affordable prices is rapidly becoming available in large parts of both the developed and developing worlds. This means that the technical restrictions on high volume information access and transaction management, very high speed communications at a distance, and a highly expanded range of Internet and information management capabilities are rapidly […]