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Digitale BildungWarum Uruguays Schüler so gut durch die Pandemie kommen

Für jedes Kind ein Laptop vom Staat, Videounterricht und animierte Schulbücher, die Spaß machen: Ein kleines südamerikanisches Land zeigt, wie digitale Schulbildung geht.Von Nicola Abé, São Paulo27.02.2021, 20.08 Uhr https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/digitale-bildung-warum-uruguays-schueler-so-gut-durch-die-corona-pandemie-kommen-a-59466cde-21f9-4949-99f8-68e0ea4d70b1 Globale Gesellschaft  In Reportagen, Analysen, Fotos, Videos und Podcasts berichten wir weltweit über soziale Ungerechtigkeiten, gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und vielversprechende Ansätze für globale Probleme.Alle Artikel Zwei Wochen nach Amelias […]

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It’s Time for a Digital Equity Bill of Rights

Internet access is something that many took for granted, until the pandemic. Living through COVID-19 has laid bare the unaddressed digital inequities that are impacting millions of lives. The digital divide is becoming a digital chasm: limited or no access to affordable high-speed internet is leaving far too many people behind. The facts: Do you know […]

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Enough is Enough: National Day of Action Demands Affordable Internet for Canadians NEWS PROVIDED BYAffordable Internet Day of Action  Feb 25, 2021, 08:00 ET Pro-consumer coalition launches affordable-internet.ca, says federal government and regulators must deliver more competition and lower prices TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2021 /CNW/ – A Canadian coalition of consumer advocates, civil society and social justice groups, […]

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House Republicans propose nationwide ban on municipal broadband networks

GOP claims ban would “promote competition by limiting government-run networks.” JON BRODKIN – 2/18/2021, 1:04 PM https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/gop-plan-for-broadband-competition-would-ban-city-run-networks-across-us/?fbclid=IwAR1fe1vkoPA2JpUZiKGm1nRWMZi9719JHAFsFqB-_GT1hrz8-PY5uydIPlU House Republicans have unveiled their plan for “boosting” broadband connectivity and competition, and one of the key planks is prohibiting states and cities from building their own networks. The proposal to ban new public networks was included in the “Boosting […]

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Data Analytics Can Improve How We Design Broadband Strategies

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Digital Beat Internet access is essential for economic development and helping to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially as even basic broadband can revolutionize the opportunities available to users. Yet, more than one billion people globally still live in areas without internet connectivity. Governments must make strategic choices to […]

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Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt… the hidden cost of internet blackouts

https://www.theafricareport.com/64219/uganda-ethiopia-egypt-the-hidden-cost-of-internet-blackouts/ By Eman El-SherbinyPosted on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 09:55 Communication technology is a double-edged sword. It can empower people to access and share information globally, or be used as an instrument of political and economic control. While hopes were raised by the Arab Spring a decade ago, the years since have seen multiple internet blackouts […]

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ITIF’s Analysis of Broadband and Affordability Misses the Mark

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the digital divide on policymakers’ agenda like never before. It is challenging them to find solutions that meet the urgency of the crisis while building a foundation for sustainable progress over time. This means that policymakers will want to build on lessons learned and explore new approaches. A few ideas […]

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How Cubans make island Internet work for them

Cuba has been increasing Internet access, but the current digital divide grows, too. CASSANDRA BROOKLYN – 2/10/2021, 8:00 AM As countless Cubans have proudly told me over the years, “Cubans invent.” They use creative workarounds to get by in an environment with limited access to outside resources. Glass beer bottles are sawed off to become drinking glasses; […]

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Internet shutdowns threaten elections in Uganda

11 JANUARY 2021 | 6:04 AMTweetSharehttps://www.accessnow.org/uganda-internet-shutdowns-threaten-elections/ UPDATE: January 14 — Yesterday evening, the Ugandan Communication Commission (UCC) ordered internet service providers to suspend the operation of internet Gateways, ultimately shutting down the internet across the entire nation. Access Now calls on internet service providers in Uganda to push back against shutdown orders, and help ensure open and secure freedom […]

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Jared Mauch didn’t have good broadband—so he built his own fiber ISP

Source https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/01/jared-mauch-didnt-have-good-broadband-so-he-built-his-own-fiber-isp/ Also Video “I had to start a telephone company to get [high-speed] Internet access.” JON BRODKIN – 1/12/2021, 7:30 AM The old saying “if you want something done right, do it yourself” usually isn’t helpful when your problem is not having good Internet service. But for one man in rural Michigan named Jared Mauch, who […]