Technologies and Policies to Connect the Next Five Billion

3 September 2014 - A Workshop on Other in Istanbul, Turkey

Agenda

IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

Policies Enabling Access

Description

Governance problem/question/challenged to be addressed.
This workshop discusses the technologies and policies needed to enable access for the next five billion. It will cover some of the most promising Internet technologies and the areas where they should be deployed. For instance, the workshop will discuss the need for wireless platforms in rural markets and other areas that will benefit greatly from a high degree of shared infrastructure, particularly with an electrical powering solution. It will also discuss the need, over time, for fiber-based networks to gradually fill across the network, migrating from the core to the edge.
Along with those technologies, a certain set of policies (many of which may not require laws) can facilitate the prompt and efficient deployment of broadband infrastructure. These policies include (1) promoting shared infrastructure, (2) liberalizing spectrum policy, (3) facilitating access and interconnection through Internet exchange points (“IXPs”), (4) creating an ecosystem that stimulates demand for broadband (and associated innovation, entrepreneurship, and technical experimentation), and (5) sharing information and discussing best practices among parties with common interests within geographical regions.

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

Dr. David Reed, Technical Community, University of Colorado
Jennifer Haroon, Private Sector, Google Inc

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?

no

Type of session

Panel

Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#access, #broadband, #policy, #developing countries

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

Jane Coffin
Civil Society
Internet Society (ISOC)
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Sonia Jorge
Civil Society
Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Steve Song
Civil Society
Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Jennifer Haroon
Private Sector
Google Inc
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Virat Bhatia
Private Sector
AT&T
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Salam Yamout
Gov
Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name of Moderator(s)

Dr. David Reed

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

TBD - ISOC

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

To facilitate discussion, Dr. Reed will begin with a few remarks to set up the topic, based on the research paper for which he is the principal investigator and primary author. He will then ask each of the speakers to prepare short opening remarks based on their work and experience in bringing Internet access to those worldwide. We will ask panelists not to use presentations, which often take up too much time.
Then the moderator(s) will have a few prepared questions for each of the speakers. At least 30 of the 90 minutes will be used for the moderators to facilitate questions and comments from the audience and remote participants.

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

No information provided

Background paper

background paper

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