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The International Telecommunication Union standard for "low-cost sustainable telecommunications infrastructure for rural communications in developing countries," L.1700, should be of interest to both Cuba's DIY technologists and ETECSA.

#Cuba #Internet #ETECSA #ICT4D #ITU

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/02/do-it-yourself-rural-fiber.html

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Update to post on the Cuban home-Internet trial
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The Cuba 2.0 blog has published two posts on the home connectivity trial -- (here and here). Those posts confirm several of the things I reported above and add several new observations.

For example, some users reported that the service was unreliable, dropping connections and not being able to reach the DNS at times. It is hard to understand why that should be the case since Cuba 2.0 reports that the wiring to premises has been upgraded.

They also confirmed our speculation that the trial took place in atypical parts of the city -- areas with many self-employed people, shops and rooms for rent to tourists. That means we can not expect the same acceptance rate as seen after the end of the trial, pushing the goal of widespread slow DSL connectivity into the distant future -- to say nothing of affordable, modern home connectivity.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.co.id/2017/01/the-cuban-home-connectivity-trial-ends.html

#Cuba #Internet #ICT4d

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The ITU has established a standard for light weight, flexible optical cable that can be installed by supervised volunteers or unskilled workers -- a look at the standard and an installation in rural Bhutan

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2017/01/do-it-yourself-rural-fiber.html

#ICT4d   #Fiber  

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The free home-connectivity trial in Old Havana ends this week and home connectivity will be offered in two other cites next week.

According to off-the-record sources 700 of 2,000 eligible homes in the trial have signed contracts to continue the service and service will be available in Bayamo and Santa Clara next week.

#Cuba #Internet #ICT4D #ETECSA

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-cuban-home-connectivity-trial-ends.html

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Masters thesis on the Cuban Internet and the way people use it
Recommended reading.

#Cuba   #Internet   #ICT4d  

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I've posted a two-slide presentation on a fake news site and the role of the Internet Archive in outing it -- useful for teaching or catching up on the story.

#Tecaching #politics   #education  

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New slides added to presentation on the impact of the Internet on politics
(There are now 127 slides)

I've added new slides dealing with the Internet Archive and others in archiving Internet content that might be deleted or altered for political purposes.

The new slides are located here:
http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/presentations/newInternetArchives.pptx

The cumulative slide deck is located here:
http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/presentations/trumpclintondiscussionslides.pptx

An introduction to the slides and their update history is located here:
http://cis471.blogspot.com/2016/11/teaching-slides-on-political-impact-of.html

#socialmedia #journalism #Internet #education #edtech #highered #highereducation #politics #Trump #teaching
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Update to post on SpaceX and OneWeb satellite Internet projects -- good discussions on Reddit
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Two of the updates to this post were triggered by SpaceX filing a request to launch 4,400 Internet service satellites last November and a leak of SpaceX financial data last week. Each of those events triggered in-depth, informative discussions on Reddit.

The Reddit discussion of the request to launch the satellites (here) and the Reddit discussion of SpaceX finance (here) cover launch, radio and IP technology, markets, advantages and disadvantages compared to terrestrial networks and much more. Check them out and join the discussions.

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2014/11/elon-musk-and-greg-wylers-plan-for.html

#spacex   #space   #internet  

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Update to annotated teaching slides on the impact of the Internet on politics

I've added new slides dealing with Facebook's efforts to flag fake news in the US and Germany and possible fact-checking collaboration.

The new slides are located here:
http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/presentations/newfacebookfactcheck.pptx

The cumulative slide deck is located here:
http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/presentations/trumpclintondiscussionslides.pptx

An introduction to the slides and their update history is located here:
http://cis471.blogspot.com/2016/11/teaching-slides-on-political-impact-of.html

#socialmedia #journalism #Internet #education #edtech #highered #highereducation #politics #Trump #teaching
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Update to annotated teaching slides on the impact of the Internet on politics

I've added new slides dealing with Trump's writing style on Twitter and his reaction to his briefing on Russian hacking by intelligence agencies. (His response also provides an illustration of his Twitter writing style.

The new slides are located here:
http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/presentations/howtrumptweets.pptx

The cumulative slide deck is located here:
http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/presentations/trumpclintondiscussionslides.pptx

An introduction to the slides and their update history is located here:
http://cis471.blogspot.com/2016/11/teaching-slides-on-political-impact-of.html

#socialmedia #journalism #Internet #education #edtech #highered #highereducation #politics #Trump #teaching
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