[governance] Re: The Internet (as we know it) can never be "private"

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Tue Jul 19 05:40:12 EDT 2011

In message <31715753.59186.1311016584996.JavaMail.www at wwinf1e36>, at 
21:16:24 on Mon, 18 Jul 2011, Jean-Louis FULLSACK <jlfullsack at orange.fr> 
>Salanieta is perfectly right when she reminds us the "robbery" African 
>Internet users have been victims for years

You need to look carefully at why that's the case. Some of it is purely 
caused by physical distance. That's an argument for a global "universal 
Service obligation", as exists inside many highly-regulated developed 
countries. The way you implement that is by taxing those users whose 
connectivity is easy to provide, and use the money to subsidise the 
Roland Perry
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