[discuss] African take on Net Neutrality
alliance at fsp4.net
Tue May 13 16:08:30 UTC 2014
At 14:38 13/05/2014, Ali Hussein wrote:
>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.
We are somewhat lost here. How such bringing online means going
against net neutrality tenets?
It is self investing into a common infrastructure at no community
debt. Does net-neutrality call for bankers?
In fact this seems (this is the way I read it as myself being a local
meshed network [non-profit] project leader): we bootstrap with a
minimum $ 10 monthtly subscription fee and $ 10 discount, everything
in addition to a 0 monthly traffic being charged on a per minute
basis. Then we deacrease the discount and increase the monthly traffic.
Or for more sophisticated devices
spokeperson for the fsp4net alliance
At 14:54 13/05/2014, Jeanette Hofmann wrote:
>One might ask though what kind of online space it is that these
>zero-rated services create. It has certainly not much to do with
>what I associate with the Internet.
>>>Given that an unrestricted Internet access might never be able to
>>>compete with a zero $ data contract, these quick and cheap
>>>solutions could become a curse should they create public
>>>resistence against net neutrality regulation.
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