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Interview with Robert Pepper on Internet Policy Challenges and Choices

The Internet Society sat down with Robert Pepper of Cisco Systems to discuss contemporary Internet policy challenges and choices, including in emerging and developing countries.  


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The Internet Society fosters Internet growth and access by bringing essential information, training, and partnerships to people and communities across the world. www.internetsociety.org/development
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Interactive graphic: How nations compete on technology, innovation, and financial development (Sponsored by Bank of America) | QZ.com

Interactive graphic: How nations compete on technology, innovation, and financial development (Sponsored by Bank of America) | QZ.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 June 2016 | Each year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) produces its Global Competitiveness Report, a comprehensive assessment of national economic competitiveness.

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How can ICTs scale social entrepreneurship? 3 examples in India, Mozambique, and Paraguay | ITU4U

How can ICTs scale social entrepreneurship? 3 examples in India, Mozambique, and Paraguay | ITU4U | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 May 2016 | The following post by Katherine Milligan, Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, was adapted from her keynote remarks at ITU's 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), which focused  on ICT entrepreneurship...

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Good Riddance to the World Bank’s “Developing” Nations - Nexus | Zócalo Public Square

Good Riddance to the World Bank’s “Developing” Nations - Nexus | Zócalo Public Square | Internet Development | Scoop.it

31 June 2016 | There aren’t any developing countries any more. That, at least, according to the World Bank, which has banned the term from the latest printing of the World Development Indicators, its flagship data publication.

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SIM registration: A new Thai model for regional collaboration? | ITU4U

SIM registration: A new Thai model for regional collaboration? | ITU4U | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 June 2016 | Thailand’s National Broadcast and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) is leading the charge to standardize a regional SIM (subscriber identity module) registration platform for prepaid services in neighboring countries.

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Meet the women helping build the tech industry in the Middle East | The Guardian

Meet the women helping build the tech industry in the Middle East | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 June 2016 | Attitudes in the Middle East are changing – and women leading by example in the tech sector are claiming an important role

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Microsoft Awards First Grants to Help Expand Global Internet Access | The New York Times

Microsoft Awards First Grants to Help Expand Global Internet Access | The New York Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 May 2016 | The tech giant is funding businesses around the world developing local strategies to deliver the Internet to the roughly four billion people not yet online.

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Kenya: Safaricom strikes M-Pesa deal with Carrefour Hypermarket | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

Kenya: Safaricom strikes M-Pesa deal with Carrefour Hypermarket | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader | Internet Development | Scoop.it

14 June 2016 | #ABF host company @SafaricomLtd strikes #MPesa deal with @CarrefourGroup Hypermarket https://t.co/9SKfMqnwTf via @ITNewsAfrica

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Africa’s first interactive digital learning centre launches in South Africa | | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

Africa’s first interactive digital learning centre launches in South Africa | | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader | Internet Development | Scoop.it
RT @Afrinnovation: “Africa’s first interactive digital learning centre launches in South Africa”: https://t.co/Uo8vKhAD2w https://t.co/X0TU…;
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AfricaCom 2015: Huawei gives glimpse of the future of ICT in Africa | IT News Africa

AfricaCom 2015: Huawei gives glimpse of the future of ICT in Africa | IT News Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2015 | Huawei began its operations in Africa in 1998. Huawei Technologies is currently showcasing their latest offerings at AfricaCom 2015, the biggest technology

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Free Basics protects net neutrality | Times of India

29 December 2015 | To connect a billion people, India must choose facts over fiction In every society, there are certain basic services that are so important for people’s wellbeing that we expect everyone to be able to access...


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India May Have 500 Million Internet Users by Next Year Itself: Prasad | Gadgets

India May Have 500 Million Internet Users by Next Year Itself: Prasad | Gadgets | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 December 2015 | "Earlier, I have said about the target to reach 500 million users in two years but now it looks that the 500 million mark is likely to be achieved next year."


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Is Africa Hiding the Next Mark Zuckerberg? The Future of Tech Talent | WSJ

Is Africa Hiding the Next Mark Zuckerberg? The Future of Tech Talent | WSJ | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 December 2015 | The founders of the education and staffing company Andela hope to level the playing field for software engineers in Africa

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Grading Jamaica’s Information and Communication Technology Sector | Gleaner

Grading Jamaica’s Information and Communication Technology Sector | Gleaner | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 November 2015 | Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have changed the face of the world. ICTs have impacted how we do business, how we deliver social goods, and even how we interface with each other....

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The Global Archipelago of Internet Disconnection | ICT Works | ICTworks

The Global Archipelago of Internet Disconnection | ICT Works | ICTworks | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 May 2016 | For many people around the world, Internet access is an essential part of everyday economic, social and political activities (cf. Graham & Dutton, 2014).

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We need more x-border connectivity and less political fighting to get fibre, mobile, and more to communities that could benefit...

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Top 10 Most Connected Countries

The 10 highest scoring nations on the Global Connectivity Index. Lynda.com 10-day free trial: http://bit.ly/1SgCSIp Subscribe to TDC
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What is the Role of ICT4D in the Sustainable Development Goals? | ICT Works

What is the Role of ICT4D in the Sustainable Development Goals? | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 June 2016 | Now the Sustainable Development Goals are with us, what are the implications for ICT4D? A recent discussion held by members of the Centre for Development Informatics gave some pointers.

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Mary Meeker's stunning annual presentation on the state of the web | Uk.Businessinsider

Mary Meeker's stunning annual presentation on the state of the web | Uk.Businessinsider | Internet Development | Scoop.it

Check out this year's report.

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Facebook and Microsoft are building a huge trans-Atlantic data cable | engadget.com

Facebook and Microsoft are building a huge trans-Atlantic data cable | engadget.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 May 2016 | Microsoft and Facebook today have announced a partnership to build a massive underwater data cable connecting the US to Europe, an effort that'll....

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Hoping that this cable will be open to other investors?

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May in Africa: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from last month | Thenextweb

May in Africa: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from last month | Thenextweb | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 June 2016 | Much of the talk around the African tech scene over the last few years has been around consistent growth and success, with mobile money service M-Pesa at the heart of it all.

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Amazing that access to banking has been opened up to all...barriers are coming down via the Net

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Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation is investing millions in a company that trains coders in Africa | QZ.com

Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation is investing millions in a company that trains coders in Africa | QZ.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 June 2016 | Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are betting on Africa as the next hotbed of technological talent.

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The 'internet of things' is narrowing the gap between data and action | Devex

The 'internet of things' is narrowing the gap between data and action | Devex | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 June 2016 | RT @CarlTFarrell: How connected devices could revolutionize development projects https://t.co/vnEzVQPklR #DevexWorld #IoT #dataforgood http…

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The Internet: An Opportunity for Sustainable Development | Huffington Post

The Internet: An Opportunity for Sustainable Development | Huffington Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 November 2015 | The greatest challenge facing the world today is the need to achieve sustainable development--development that will bring economic and social progress to all without harming the future of our planet.

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The Internet of Things Is Everywhere, But It Doesn’t Rule Yet | Wired

The Internet of Things Is Everywhere, But It Doesn’t Rule Yet | Wired | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 December 2015 | 2015 was the year everyone started making plans, laying groundwork, and building the infrastructure for the day when all our devices are connected.


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South Africa beats the global average for internet connectivity in developing countries - htxt.africa

South Africa beats the global average for internet connectivity in developing countries - htxt.africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2015 | As South Africa improves its internet speeds, sadly the rest of Africa still trails behind.

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ICT4SDG

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7 December 2015 | ICTs for a Sustainable World The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets will stimulate...

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The Internet is an enabler.  We keep focusing on the Net, and need to talk about what it can do AND how to keep it open and accessible. 


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