[discuss] African take on Net Neutrality

Ali Hussein ali at hussein.me.ke
Tue May 13 12:38:05 UTC 2014


Interesting read. It definitely made me appreciate the pros and cons on this highly contentious issue. In fact I would venture to even suggest a sort of 'Affirmative Action' to ensure that the very under-served parts of the continent are quickly brought online even if it means going against some basic tenets of Net Neutrality - of which I am a big proponent of.

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> On May 13, 2014, at 1:48 PM, Anriette Esterhuysen <anriette at apc.org> wrote:
> This is an interesting read on network neutrality from an African internet perspective.  I would summarise it as saying the principle is critical. How regulators apply it has to be sensitive to local contexts. The writer is Steve Song.
> http://manypossibilities.net/2014/05/net-neutrality-in-africa/
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