CISCO provided wireless equipment for workshops run during the APC project “Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa” which ran from 2004 to 2006.
According to the official website, “ministers and stakeholders who met on 17-18 June 2008 in Seoul considered social, economic and technological trends shaping the development of the Internet Economy. They forged broad principles that can provide an enabling policy environment for the Internet Economy”. APC member endorse a statement and APC member in Korea, Jinbonet, issued a press release on Korean current internet policies.
The high cost of conventional “wired” infrastructure is an obstacle to anyone wanting to use the internet for development and social change. Wireless technologies offer tested, low-cost options to complement conventional infrastructure – but in order for the promise of wireless to be fulfilled, interventions are needed at a number of levels, ranging from policy, to technical development, to capacity building. During 2005 and 2006 APC implemented a “capacity building for community wire...