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* Maarit Palovirta, Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe, Internet Society
* Maarit Palovirta, Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe, Internet Society
* Rati Kochlamazashvili, Tusheti Development Fund  
* Rati Kochlamazashvili, Tusheti Development Fund  
* Nino Kubinidze, Director, Opennet

Revision as of 16:26, 4 May 2018

Consolidated programme 2018 overview

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Working title: Internet access – building infrastructure commercially or as a community effort?

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Session teaser

Draft ( to be discussed ) Telecom infrastructure is mostly built commercial by ISP. In unprofitable usually unserved on underserved areas Community Network (CN) is a possible alternative solution. CN are funded through donations – local, municipal of state funds or other grants. This funding disrupts markets. How to develop strategy to effectively and efficiently allocate these funds? What should be short/long term goals? What should be criteria to assess benefits and costs of non-profit interference ? How to develop strategy that provides synergy between commercial ISP and community efforts? How to make decision where to allocate public fund: subcontract ISPs, build governmental networks, support CN, generate demand though vouchers and education or anything else ?


  • Internet Access
  • Community Networks
  • Telecom operators
  • ISPs
  • Demand generation
  • Vouchers
  • Education
  • Governmental networks
  • Broadband strategy
  • Synergy
  • Public funds
  • Regulation
  • Internet Exchange Points - IXP

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Focal Point

  • Sandro Karumidze, Internet Society - Georgia Chapter

Organising Team (Org Team)

  • Claudio Lucena, Visiting Research Fellow, The Center for Cyber, Law and Policy, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Kristina Olausson, Policy Officer, ETNO
  • Melle Tiel Groenestege, Digital Policy Advisor, VEON
  • Mariam Sulaberidze, International Relations and Project Management Office, Georgian National Communications Commission
  • Giorgi Dapkviashvili, Head of ICT Development Division, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
  • Maarit Palovirta, Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe, Internet Society
  • Rati Kochlamazashvili, Tusheti Development Fund
  • Nino Kubinidze, Director, Opennet

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