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The A4AI Discussion: A Summation

As some of you will know my blogpost(1) which presents a detailed critique of the A4AI (the Alliance for an Affordable Internet) “Best Practices” document… 431 more words

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A4AI: Who Could Oppose a More Affordable Internet? The Alliance for an Affordable Internet (A4AI) and the Neo-liberal Stealth Campaign to Control the Internet Throughout the Developing World and Make Big Bucks for the Private Sector While Doing So

I have been somewhat aware of the Alliance for an Affordable Internet (A4AI) since it’s much hyped beginnings in 2013 I didn’t pay a lot of attention given its sponsorship by USAID and a passel of corporates and NGO’s who regularly lend their names to a variety of do-gooding Internet initiatives around the Internet which never seem to go anywhere beyond launches and photo ops, and as well recognizing that improving “Internet Access” is a bit of a flavour of the day for various “benevolent” parties. 2,551 more words

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