Changes in access policy and regulation are required, in particular with regard to the management of radio spectrum, which is still largely rooted in 20th century analogue paradigms. This report is intended as a resource for regulators and policy makers tasked with addressing affordable access.
This is the second in a series of interviews we will be publishing until the end of the year that highlight the journey, struggles and achievements of women doing work in community networks. This month we are featuring Chako Armant from Ensemble Pour la Différence in the DRC.
To document the benefits of, and challenges facing, small-scale, community-based connectivity projects, APC researchers visited 12 rural community networks in the global South in 2018 and studied a number of others through desk research and interviews.
In a series of articles exploring the implications of 5G roll-out, Peter Bloom of Rhizomatica concludes that "the imperative to ensure everyone has the right to communicate and access information is being supplanted by this new drive to connect the already connected even further.”
How can we help people gain easy and affordable access to a free and open internet to improve their lives and create a more just world? This question has driven our work and strategic priorities for almost 30 years. As the first in a series of six articles, this piece will focus on access.
In this session, participants analysed the evolution of the Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) process and showcased successful initiatives, as well as barriers and challenges to the half of the world that is still offline.
In this fourth and last episode of the series, we discover the perils of social activism in India and whether learning how to use Microsoft Notepad and Paint is digital literacy.
In this third episode, we visit the ancient city of Chanderi, home to four and a half thousand weavers, we are inundated with terrifically bad smells, and we find a pirate radio broadcaster living a few hours drive from where the Buddha had first meditated.