Excellent point Nico!
To be added to the revised version of the Declaration, when we will consolidate all the
Also, with regard to zero rating practices, list-members may be interested to read this
article I published some weeks ago, where I stress that the main risk of zero rating is
that it triggers a "shift from a user-centric, general-purpose network to one with a
predefined purpose, thereby creating passive consumers of predetermined services, rather
than active Internet users." A phenomenon that I call "minitelisation of the
And my conclusion is that policymakers should focus on more sustainable and users-centric
options, such as promoting community networks.
Here is the open access version of the article
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de Nicolás Echániz
Enviada em: domingo, 20 de novembro de 2016 00:06
Assunto: [DC3] an Internet for the poor vs. empowering the people
During my participatin in the WEF meeting that I was invited to, I came up with this
concept that I believe must be a strong point in our strugle forward in order to
differentiate what we are doing from so many other initiatives to "connect the
Facebook's Free Basics and Internet planes, Google's Loon project as well as
many government plans to bring "Internet access" to public spaces in poor
villages and disadvantaged areas are all initiatives to create an Internet for the Poor.
One where the people get a second class digital citizenship.
On the other hand, we from the community networks movement are empowering the people to
build meaningful infrastructures that create the local portion of the Internet in a manner
that is respectful of human value and not just motivated by access statistics or profit.
I'd like to make this idea part of our Declaration.
What do the rest of you think?
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