Bridging the urban-rural digital gap – a commercial or community effort? – PL 01 2018
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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
- Demand generation
- Governmental networks
- Broadband strategy
- Public funds
- Internet Exchange Points - IXP
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Session will start with Lightning talk about "Tusheti Community Networks Project". Tusheti is the most remote, mountainous,region in the north-eastern part of Georgia.
The talk will be delivered by Rati Kochlamazashvili, representative of local community.
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- Sandro Karumidze, Internet Society - Georgia Chapter
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- 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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