[DC3] Guadalajara Declaration and DC3 Report

Nicolás Echániz nicoechaniz at altermundi.net
Fri Nov 4 05:28:50 UTC 2016

I agree with Carlos on this.

On 11/04/2016 01:57 AM, Carlos Rey-Moreno wrote:
> Dear Luca, thank you very much for all you work on the declaration and
> the report.
> The declaration does not incorporate the concern I raised  about the
> first sentence of the preamble ( "Over three billion people do not have
> access to communication infrastructure") being a potential source of
> discrediting the whole declaration as it is not accurate.
> While there is common agreement that there are only 3 billion people
> connected to (using) the Internet, that does not mean that they do not
> have access to communications.  For instance, the ITU shows that
> coverage for both GSM and 3G networks is way beyond that number [1].
> Other reasons may explain this gap, affordability, lack of relevant
> content, confidence/skills, etc, but not lack of access.  Thus, I
> propose, after the input from John Dada in the same email thread, to
> rephrase that sentence to:
> "Over four billion people may remain unconnected to the Internet,
> including around a billion who do not have access to basic telephony
> services".

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