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Local hands building local networks. Fellow @mozilla. Collaborator @nsrcworld. Founder @villagetelco #africa #telecom #access #spectrum

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Kenyan science teacher Peter Tabichi wins global prize https://t.co/TEORBb5EAp @fallmakhtar sure DM me your email and I'll send a spreadsheet
3/24
2019
@BBSimons more at https://t.co/xZvmsoclp2Why “Leapfrogging” in Frontier Markets Isn’t Working by @bbsimons https://t.co/swTiwwBcmO (via @amunyua) @BBSimons there is no logic https://t.co/29CV42ojezA Few Simple Steps to Vastly Increase Your Privacy Online https://t.co/H10ckq3fjV"For Facebook this isn't just a technical mistake, it is a social-economical one too.” Our response to Facebook’s p… https://t.co/ILqMU8TxcC
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3/23
2019
In African countries surveyed by @A4A_Internet, new data shows 1GB mobile data now costs 9.2% of average monthly in… https://t.co/LHsKJPSz9T
Retweeted by Steve SongOrange deploys two IP PoPs in Nigeria https://t.co/nKUAw6AT1DI got a review request from an Elsevier journal. I wanted to tell them I don't provide free labor to predatory publ… https://t.co/LeLvEVyf8s
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3/22
2019
What Google Stadia will mean for broadband and interconnection (and Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo)… https://t.co/6JzznZDvcrFCC Resolves White Spaces Issues Finalizes tweaks and changes, responds to recon petitions, to White Spaces order https://t.co/rNPDrTrj22Hacking Democracy by @OxbloodRuffin https://t.co/0n75aBZqJrWidow of murdered Mexico journalist was surveillance target days after death https://t.co/hZW1J6Ll7I #opengov
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3/21
2019
So much work done last year, and so much work ahead! Here's everything the APC network (staff and members) did in… https://t.co/DCHvuzVZYp
Retweeted by Steve SongLet me say this: (1) the case for undoing Facebook's anticompetitive acquisitions of Instagram & WhatsApp, is, in… https://t.co/byq8a6Av92
Retweeted by Steve SongGoogle Station runs afoul of the regulator in Nigeria https://t.co/8c02lSTkNHGoogle Stadia's Grand Vision for Gaming Clashes With America's Shitty Internet https://t.co/OhmRDJ4qMU"Google for a time prohibited third-party sites from using rival ad services + required prominent placement of its… https://t.co/8bcKCJTV6S
Retweeted by Steve SongBBC News - Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help https://t.co/5qU5DkEBsIThe Case for Investigating Facebook. By David N. Cicilline, member of the House of Representatives & chair of the H… https://t.co/zfBffLotVEWhat makes Africa’s largest e-commerce platform African? https://t.co/Y4LPlqYN0F
3/20
2019
#CommunityNetworks quickies: shapes of POE Injectors @ZenzeleniNet shares with some of the many POE Injectors that… https://t.co/Qap1SUQhyA
Retweeted by Steve Song#CommunityNetworks quickies: getting higher voltages on a Solar node Thanks @ZenzeleniNet for sharing your setup o… https://t.co/IbcosInz8X
Retweeted by Steve Song#CommunityNetworks quickies: Wireless Solar node Thanks @Zenzeleninet for sharing with us the solar installation i… https://t.co/36BBNkdyCz
Retweeted by Steve Song#CommunityNetworks quickies: non-reflective screen @dagelf shows us how important is to have a anti-glare screen,… https://t.co/d8S6GFHgTd
Retweeted by Steve SongCongratulations to Liberia on the establishment of their National Research and Education Network (LREN). https://t.co/XC1874Snx8 @pranesh a better take, minus the bit about 'FreedomBox is the answer' https://t.co/aUEkXKtnBb
3/19
2019
Land in Australia and this is what I see coming out of customs: AU$10 for 2 GB of data + unlimited calls here and t… https://t.co/dt0mJc74Fe
Retweeted by Steve SongWe're seeking engineers, activists, policy experts, and scientists devoted to building a more humane digital world.… https://t.co/LAnxbHSiey
Retweeted by Steve SongMore than half of Facebook Instant Articles partners may have abandoned it https://t.co/SSoZM7DSyjOneWeb secures $1.25bn funding after successful launch https://t.co/ivRnLhgq8D @doctorow @GreatDismal Thinkpadbenders!This is the badass #cyberpunk future I want, but it is not evenly distributed (yet) /cc @GreatDismal https://t.co/VPH1UbvFvA
Retweeted by Steve SongRutger Bregman... more of this please https://t.co/vdL7kl6XQEPI's @Bendineliot: "The fact that these websites . . . can’t comply with this basic requirement shows that the curr… https://t.co/Mc3vTqCaS8
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3/18
2019
@YaguraStation Possibly but things are pretty broken at the moment and it may be that a "level" playing field isn't… https://t.co/2PJXHMELWv @YaguraStation Would have been great for 2go, for example https://t.co/fUCHqSfM3j @mhmtkcn @Turkcell You don't want a mobile operator's app for sure but there have been some African success stories… https://t.co/Sq8RYyzSdUWhatsApp is free on 9mobile https://t.co/H45JHMkuVe #zerorating Maybe net neutrality is not enough. Perhaps regu… https://t.co/IcZibt4Wjj
3/17
2019
So there's been a fair amount of scrutiny as to whether Jumia really is an 'African startup' after this news broke… https://t.co/gp25mONXNZ
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3/16
2019
Cool explainer video from CSquared Uganda on their demand aggregation process for FTTH https://t.co/1p7UFOyrYy @ISED_CA Serious lack of good faith on the part of the government. Opportunity for a class action suit by manufacturers?The Canadian regulator seems determined to kill off a nascent TV White Space industry with a combination of extreme… https://t.co/nWh61pMxPfIn a break with previous administrations, Ethiopia's new Prime Minister has declared that he favors free market cap… https://t.co/O1AyME9TDK
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3/15
2019
@sendgoodcheers @kathoh https://t.co/k0Nw7VDKFk“In our NREN world, it is in your national interest to share your national resources - as all other NRENs around yo… https://t.co/MBLYseCsRp
Retweeted by Steve SongSo, what happens when Facebook and Instagram go down? People get their news from...news sites. In an analysis of mo… https://t.co/zE2QSDV6BR
Retweeted by Steve SongHoly Free Basics Batman! https://t.co/Nk5EunK0ka
3/14
2019
Do you have experience as a grant writer and are passionate about social justice, human rights and development wit… https://t.co/dyQgipu8FS
Retweeted by Steve Song @gregorytaylor1 And they are doing their level best to kill off its successor, TV White Space technology.Is it time to rethink affordable internet access? Guest blog by @stevesong asks critical questions about what it wi… https://t.co/Ikesj0Cbi3
Retweeted by Steve SongTelOne in Zimbabwe commissions new fibre optic backbone connecting Beitbridge, Masvingo, Bulawayo, and Harare… https://t.co/6Gm2hDYvDbThe happy couple gracing the Hungarian government’s campaign advertising its new family policy is already famous on… https://t.co/tTTmfSlgBM
Retweeted by Steve SongFacebook launches telecom subsidiary offering wholesale and potentially retail access to their fibre optic infrastr… https://t.co/cXwemxUPQJThis thread is killing me 🤣 https://t.co/5tbTyrLobp
Retweeted by Steve SongGot to love headlines like this. Africa: '5G delivery will depend on satellite networks' Nobody said that, ever.… https://t.co/QddsSnhfdSThe government shutdown delayed needed fixes to the software for the 737 MAX. https://t.co/4NQcWPq63Y
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3/13
2019
As the web turns 30 tomorrow, half the world's population is connected. We must make sure it doesn't take us anothe… https://t.co/I7j1vb6wQn
Retweeted by Steve Song @gregorytaylor1 @ISED Wow, 50% population coverage for Pembroke and Arnprior after 20 years . . . 20 years. And the… https://t.co/la8twKAnEE
Retweeted by Steve SongSummary of the upcoming Canadian 600MHz auction https://t.co/VPuCypeZ2R Unlike South African operators, no one seem… https://t.co/GztA319BhrStarlink, SpaceX's LEO broadband satellite constellation initiative, is hiring https://t.co/UtcdAitQl2via @CreyM https://t.co/95nMn4nCgGFostering Latin America’s Next Generation of Feminist Leaders https://t.co/sBQFzr3zG3 via @opensocietyIs 5G all mouth and no trousers? https://t.co/KfA3dQBfZm TLDR; yes and noNamibia Power launches The Grid Online, a national fibre optic Open Access backbone https://t.co/PzRmJVn6qn #AfTerFibre
3/12
2019
@kheimerl Me, I'm betting on the 9th industrial revolution from outer space aka Plan 9How the Internet Travels Across Oceans https://t.co/ir9JMRyk8o (via Chad Allen)A meditation on the open web from @wordpress https://t.co/y5o8zgcv7U @internetthought @PaulSweeney @disruptivedean @profgalloway This does not appear to be true of Microsoft, who see t… https://t.co/puFr53A2ODShutting down the Internet doesn’t work – but governments keep doing it https://t.co/JOiulr4KmkI came across this handy guide to all the things that DuckDuckGo can do https://t.co/YpxgUeJoe3 Which led me to tr… https://t.co/kgyX1JNUplAfter many phases of development and precious feedback from #CommunityNetworks, the #netCommons PD methodology for… https://t.co/x3n6Q46hRr
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3/11
2019
We @privacyint recently issued an open letter to Facebook, asking them what's going on: https://t.co/3JQmXaSopk https://t.co/LjTWNUQEJ4
Retweeted by Steve SongA terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to family and friends of flight ET302 https://t.co/6ksLSfue9G
3/10
2019
@thegreghansen @bmlyon Listening.The term '4th industrial revolution' tells you more about the person using it than it does about anything that is a… https://t.co/MgQfcpZ5UvAt last I have completed my short critique of the notion of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Here it is:… https://t.co/uPTXASWKtH
Retweeted by Steve Song @kdiga the irony is that Pinboard founder, @baconmeteor, ended up buying delicious after Yahoo neglected it to death https://t.co/kKA2q0GOCN
3/9
2019
I've been collecting links to news articles on African telecoms for years. Here's how to access them. https://t.co/fDFYRxcwuUHow to Mine My Africa Telecom News Data https://t.co/fDFYRxcwuUMTN to launch ‘WeChat of Africa’ https://t.co/NUxEoW6ez6 🤣😂🤣 Because operator-owned apps have worked out so well in the past. @nsrcworld @stevesong Such great partners @nsrcworld Thank you for doing what you do to train pipl, build nets, and connect!!
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3/8
2019
For three decades the NSRC has worked across the globe with Research & Education networks and partners to help buil… https://t.co/HfkqRD2hnx
Retweeted by Steve Song @philbony @bcmerchant @Gizmodo Ha, I think it WAS Houston.Central African Backbone fibre network - Cameroon Govt to Complete Component This Year https://t.co/3VPlJGXbHX @bcmerchant @Gizmodo Please do this one. Worst airport innovation ever. https://t.co/oraDUt4y11I'm starting a new recurring feature for Automaton at @Gizmodo I'm just going to go ahead & call 'Shitty Automation… https://t.co/iH41G9piIP
Retweeted by Steve SongThe New Scramble for Africa https://t.co/6SCuPn4Ggh https://t.co/LCZqOGV2NQDeutsche Welle Profiles Community Networks Around the World https://t.co/AKChGhvJ7RParatus Namibia links WACS cable to Lusaka, Zambia via Trans-Kalahari Fibre Project https://t.co/avFwBqXesz #AfTerFibreMTN Group's net profits nearly doubled in 2018 https://t.co/amqsSZHvLU
3/7
2019
IRL Podcast: What if women built the internet? w/ @Mozilla & @Manoushz https://t.co/ISPwYKnvBh @wayan_vota @ckreutz Bien sûr. No need to be complicit though is there?Updated Facebook/EIU connectivity index and GSMA Global Mobile Economy to 2019 version in the awesome list of conne… https://t.co/p14vvJtj4wProgress Stalling on Closing the Digital Divide: Insights From the 2019 Inclusive Internet Index https://t.co/NoHRCH05yj @rmpepper at MWCHow Amazon's Algorithms Curated a Dystopian Bookstore https://t.co/9y5b2wjlFXPlease stop using "Artificial Intelligence" to grab headlines. It's irresponsible, and typically inaccurate.… https://t.co/Ai7AQrgsqs
3/6
2019

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