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AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System

By John Curran – President and CEO, American Registry for Internet Numbers, Ltd. (ARIN) As many in the community are aware, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) that serves Africa (AFRINIC) has been involved in litigation with a company known as “Cloud Innovation” operating out of the Seychelles and under control of an individual named Lu Heng (who resides primarily […]

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Understanding Internet Shutdowns

The OPTIMA team at Internews is pleased to introduce you to our upcoming series of three events exploring the impact of Internet shutdowns in Africa.  Over the last eight months, Internews has worked closely with academics, activists, lawyers, and developers across Africa to support the development of locally driven resources to help communities better prepare […]


Older cellphones going dead in 2022. Are you prepared for 3G’s end?

Craig LyonsLansing State JournalView CommentsAD0:12SKIP LANSING – As 3G cellphone networks disappear next year, people using older devices could be left without a lifeline. Ingham County 911 Director Barb Davidson said people should prepare as carriers are eliminating 3G cell service in 2022, rendering older phones unable to make calls, even to 911. Davidson said […]


ARIN Fellowship Extended to August 31st

Would you like to learn more about Internet number resource policydevelopment, IPv6 deployment, IPv4 matters (including transfers), routingsecurity, or Internet governance? Watch video on Fellowship Then apply to ARIN’s Virtual Fellowship Program now through the extendedapplication deadline of 5:00 PM ET, 31 August 2021. This is an excitingopportunity to be paired with a mentor […]


IPv6 Application Conversion Survey

IPv6 Application Conversion Survey To take the survey, click HERE. About the Survey (Application Conversion) One area which may create problems for enterprises wishing to deploy IPv6 is application conversion.  Some conversions may be quite simple while strategies for others will need to be carefully considered and will take time. The problems are not just those of the actual conversion but […]

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Facebook’s Terragraph lands under SRG’s microscope: Pass or fail?

by Monica Alleven | Aug 24, 2021 5:09pm As opposed to the hustle of years ago, Facebook’s campus is quiet these days, which made for ideal conditions for SGR’s 60 GHz tests. Spoiler alert: Terragraph passed.(Monica Alleven/Fierce Wireless)ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint Facebook’s desire to connect more people to the internet is well known, and its Terragraph initiative is one way to […]


The Major Obstacle Preventing Americans from Getting the Emergency Broadband Benefit

By  Jenna Leventoff  August 24, 2021 Broadband, Broadband Access, Broadband Affordability, EBB, Emergency Broadband Benefit, Legislation Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in our country, millions of Americans cannot connect to the internet because they can’t afford to, preventing them from going to school, working, accessing government benefits and connecting with friends and family. To remedy this problem, Congress created the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), which offers […]


A Fight Over Crumbs: The AFRINIC crisis

SHARE Posted on August 19, 2021 by Milton Mueller, Vagisha Srivastava and Brenden KuerbisIG Institutions, Internet Identifiers AFRINIC is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa: a nonprofit, nongovernmental Internet governance organization. Like RIPE, ARIN, APNIC and LACNIC, it operates a registry for unique internet protocol (IP) numbers that serve as network addresses. The registry records which organizations hold rights to which IP address blocks on that […]


ITCG Call for Nominations: 2022 MAG Renewal

Post authorBy Agustina Callegari Post date24 August 2021 The Internet Technical Collaboration Group (ITCG) is launching a process to identify individuals who may serve as members of the 2022 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), on behalf of the Internet technical community. The ITCG will endorse qualified candidates for a one-year position on the MAG (renewable […]


Say Goodbye to Digital Divide: Steps towards Digital Equity India experiences multiple categorical digital divides  Amongst causes like poverty, gender inequality, and unemployment, India has also been prey to Digital Divide in the past. Digital Divide or Digital Split is known as the social issue, which reflects the gap in accessibility of contemporary communication and information technology. The digital divide in India is […]