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Bolivia: Universal Broadband Access: Advances and challenges 29 June 2009 Orlando D. Arratia

Orlando Arratia situates the problem in the extremely low ICT penetration rates in Bolivia and the lack of public policies to address the issue throughout many decades: only 1.23% of Bolivians own computers, 7.1% have fixed-line telephone service and 4% have access to the internet. Access to broa...

Ecuador: Wireless Networks for Development 29 June 2009 María Eugenia Hidalgo

Ecuador is one of the countries with the lowest broadband internet penetration rates in the region, a mere 2.7%, notes María Eugenia Hidalgo. This, she says, is the legacy of a failed privatisation process in the telecommunications sector and the subsequent adoption of legal reforms that handed ...

Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet
Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet 29 June 2009 Jorge Bossio

Researcher Jorge Bossio poses the questions: Can you imagine a day when there are two kinds of internet networks, one open and public and the other closed and exclusive, similar to free-to-air television channels and cable television channels? Can you imagine only being able to access certain web...

Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve  Universal Broadband Access?
Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve Universal Broadband Access? 29 June 2009 Ysabel Briceño

Ysabel Briceño observes that the long distance that most internet traffic must travel outside the region before returning back to the region is a problem that affects both the quality and cost of communications services in the countries of South America, including Venezuela. As a result of this...

APC Strategic Framework 2009-12 (Short version)
APC Strategic Framework 2009-12 (Short version) 04 June 2009 APC

This is a shortened version of APC's Strategic Action Plan for 2009-2012. It presents APC's strategic priorities, strategies, APC-wide activities and the organisations and groups we hope to engage with during the four-year period. It also includes a brief overview of the strategic planning proces...

Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency
Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency 01 December 2008 David Souter

The UNECE, the Council of Europe (CoE) and APC have been concerned about issues of information and participation in Internet governance since the World Summit on the Information Society and the Working Group on Internet Governance which informed it during 2005. They initiated discussions and hel...

Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis
Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis 26 November 2008 ITeM

Although WSIS was primarily an intergovernmental space for dialogue, it was considered important to include perspectives from other sectors such as civil society, in the regional processes. As such, after the evaluation of the initial phase of the process (eLAC2007) and the definition of politica...

Mid-term Assessment of APC's 2004-8 Action Plan
Mid-term Assessment of APC's 2004-8 Action Plan 16 November 2008 Debbie Budlender

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