A couple quick observations:
Internet.org is not about Internet connectivity, but connectivity with a selected subset of Web sites.
Satellite constellations may trump experiments with drones and balloons. (http://cis471.blogspot.com/2014/11/elon-musk-and-greg-wylers-plan-for.html)
The Chinese service providers and cell phone companies are looking at the same market.
says open networks require open access policies and standards and transparency to ensure a "level playing field" for all participants, but mistrust keeps competing ISPs from using shared resources, resulting in expensive, redundant infrastructure.
He says Google's Project Link, which has deployed 800 km of wholesale backbone fiber in Kamapala, Uganda, allowed small, retail ISPs to enter the market. That put price pressure on the incumbent ISPs, leading them to utilize Google's shared fiber. Google raised the relative cost of mistrust, providing an incentive to move to shared resources, thereby reducing overall cost.
#ict4d #uganda #kampala
Zoe Kosieradzki, a Sarah Lawrence College student, is spending part of her junior year taking courses at the University of Havana. Zoe, who is blogging about her experience in Cuba, just wrote a fairly long, well-written post on her experience -- frustration, bureaucracy and poor service -- using the Internet in Havana.
This is a good companion piece of my post on the bureaucratic, goofy list of Cuban occupations that are eligible for self-employment:
(Scroll to the bottom of the post).
Under Title II, Google can now access telephone poles, simplifying the installation of Google fiber, but what fees do they have to pay for that access and what sort of red tape permitting may they face?
When the 1996 Telecommunications Act ordered incumbent telephone companies to grant competitors access to their lines, the incumbents stifled those efforts. Could something similar happen with respect to phone pole access? (That is not a rhetorical question -- I don't know).
If true this is amazing. Part of the political polarization.
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CIS 471: Google Glass -- why augment reality when you can mediate and im...
There is a lot of hype surrounding wearable computing these days and Google Glass gets a lot of that attention with demonstrations of video
Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia
Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher ed is the assumption that students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies
CIS 471: Two studies of concentration of power -- government and industry
Two studies of concentration of power -- government and industry. A study of the relationships between 43000 transnational corporations has