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Internet Goverance Forum (IGF) proceedings (Internet for All)

We might find this link valuable:…Continue

Started by Martin Weiss Nov 24, 2009.

IFER-related papers at NANOG

I was browsing the NANOG website, and came across some articles related to Haiti:…Continue

Started by Martin Weiss Oct 20, 2009.

Data and data sources

One of the mentors advised us to be quantitative in expressing constraints and other characteristics of the 3B space. In addition to data points, it would be incredibly useful to dig up what is known…Continue

Started by Ellen Zegura Oct 17, 2009.

Draft of paragraphs for Summit Report 3 Replies

Hi everyone. I am attaching a draft set of paragraphs for David Clark's final report on the Summit. You'll see that they consist of one paragraph on process and then essentially a translation of our…Continue

Started by Ellen Zegura. Last reply by Sneha Kumar Kasera Oct 16, 2009.

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Comment by Martin Weiss on October 16, 2009 at 1:16pm
At the risk of being too talkative here ... I came across this report just now: http://www.fcc.gov/stage/pdf/Berkman_Center_Broadband_Study_13Oct09.pdf. While it does not address the bottom 3B, it is indicative of the kinds of comparative studies that are out there. When I get a few moments of time, I will gather papers/reports that are more relevant to our focus.
Comment by Bruce Davie on October 16, 2009 at 4:16pm
I started a collection of interesting sites on this topic in my blog and have just added another that I found today. Feel free to add others that might be relevant.
Comment by John Musacchio on October 19, 2009 at 1:42pm
Sorry for the long "comment." At the summit I mentioned a project in India that I had heard about. A large agriculture company called ITC deployed thousands of Internet kiosks in villages with a web application. This web app informs farmers about crop prices so that the farmers aren't stuck selling at below market prices in local markets. What I can't figure out is the extent to which this solution is a stovepipe -- in other words, could farmers use a competing service from a different ag. company on the ITC kiosk? Perhaps the prospect of competing stovepipes is an argument for a different approach than the status quo. Also interesting is that they have to resort to satellite connectivity for some villages. Attachments:
e-choupal.pdf
e-choupal_case.pdf

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