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[Webinar] Cable connections and the cost of Internet access

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[Webinar] Cable connections and the cost of Internet access

Time: July 31, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: Online
Website or Map: http://www.diplomacy.edu/cale…
Event Type: online, webinar
Organized By: Diplo IGCBP
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2012

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Our July webinar is coming up! Join us next Tuesday, 31st July, at 13:00 GMT, to discuss a much-awaited topic: cable connections and the cost of Internet access.

The number and capacity of cable connections affect the cost of access to the Internet. Yet, there are other factors that come into play, including the cost of laying these connections, control over access to the connections, and 'last mile' (or 'local loop') costs. While access costs have decreased in the past few years, consumers - especially in developing countries such as Africa - are still required to pay hefty prices. Why are prices still high? What or who is influencing the prices? Government? Industry players?

Our special host is Nnenna Nwakanma, council chair of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), convener of the West Africa Internet Governance Forum, and director at Nnenna.Org. Participants will be able to ask questions and engage in discussion during the webinar.

Webinar attendance is free of charge; however, registration is required. To register, please fill in our registration form.

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Karlene Francis (Jamaica)
Ivar Hartmann
Elona Taka (Albania)
Fahd Batayneh (Jordan)
Edward Muthiga (Kenya)
Nnenna Nwakanma (Côte d'Ivoire)
Xu Jing (China)
Gao Mosweu (Botswana)
Jamil Goheer (Pakistan)
Virginia (Ginger) Paque (Venezuela)
Tim Davies (UK)
Charity Gamboa-Embley (Philippines)
Rafik Dammak (Tunisia)
Jean-Yves Gatete (Burundi)
Guilherme Almeida (Brazil)
Magaly Pazello (Brazil)
Sergio Alves Júnior (Brazil)
Adela Danciu (Romania)
Simona Popa (Romania)
Marina Sokolova (Belarus)
Andreana Stankova (Bulgaria)
Vedran Djordjevic (Canada)
Maria Morozova (Ukraine)
David Kavanagh (Ireland)
Nino Gobronidze (Georgia)
Sorina Teleanu (Romania)
Cosmin Neagu (Romania)
Maja Rakovic (Serbia)
Elma Demir (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Tatiana Chirev (Moldova)
Maja Lubarda (Slovenia)
Babatope Soremi (Nigeria)
Marilia Maciel (Brazil)
Raquel Gatto (Brazil)
Andrés Piazza (Argentina)
Nevena Ruzic (Serbia)
Deirdre Williams (St. Lucia)
Maureen Hilyard (Cook Islands)
Monica Abalo (Argentina)
Emmanuel Edet (Nigeria)
Mwende Njiraini (Kenya)
Marsha Guthrie (Jamaica)
Kassim M. AL-Hassani (Iraq)
Marília Maciel (Brazil)
Alfonso Avila (Mexico)
Pascal Bekono (Cameroon)

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