access to broadband
PRESS RELEASE: Improve participation, planning and allocation: APC's comments to the South African national broadband policy
In April 2013, the South African government published their proposal for a national broadband policy with the aim of ensuring “universal service and access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband services by all citizens prioritising, rural and under-serviced areas.” These are the comments officially submitted by APC.
South African tech site, ITWeb, interviews APC’s Willie Currie on the forum being convened by APC and SANGONeT along with South Africa Connect and the Shuttleworth Foundation with the aim of drawing up a framework for a national broadband strategy.
Access to broadband is an imperative for the full expression of citizenship in today’s world. With affordable broadband, the enormous potential for socio-economic, cultural, and educational development in South Africa can be realised.
As part of our media outreach strategy, the APC communications team conducted a media trend analysis from September 2008 to February 2009 on the theme of “affordable internet”.
By using Google alerts, we monitored and analysed who and where this topic was being covered, and if then how the media was covering the theme. You can read the monthly reports and analysis.