Category Archives: Digital Divide

Citizens Take to the Streets in México to Fight for Internet Freedom

  Last week citizens across Mexico took to the streets to protest a recently proposed telecom law that would violate free speech, give the federal governemtn increased survelleicen powers, and limit internet access, among other issues. Please read my orignal post about the law and the problems it creates. My original post also has some […]

A Municipal Broadband Network Right in my Backyard

T he gap between American’s that have broadband internet access and those that do not has become and increasing problem within the United States over the last several years. This “digital divide” has grown sharply as large monopolistic telecommunication companies have refused to build out there networks to poor or rural communities. There is currently a raging […]

Anil Dash, Race, and Privately Owned Public Spaces

Anil Dash recently gave a presentation at Harvard’s Berkman Center and I wanted briefly map out just a couple of my reactions to what he said. You can get some context and read all about the presentation here, there is a nice outline of the talk here, and you can read Anil’s bio here. I’ve […]

TDIF: Access

Previously in this series we discussed the issue of transparency in creating internet related policies as well as well as the threats to expression online. In this post we will address the second principle in the Declaration of Internet Freedom which reads, Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks. Universal access is important because […]