The Internet has become an essential tool for economic, social and cultural development of three billion users. However, most of Internet users are currently concentrated in developed countries, and more than 60% of the population of the developing countries is not yet connected. Various strategies can be developed to promote Internet connectivity but it seems necessary to assess the potential costs, benefits and risks related to these strategies in order to choose the options that maintain the sustainability of the 'Internet ecosystem'.
Aware of such challenges, the Center for Technology & Society (CTS) at FGV School of Law, Rio de Janeiro is organising the International Conference on Sustainable Connectivity. The event will be held on 29 April and will be attended by representatives of the private sector, academics and experts. Participants will discuss a number of topics, including the national broadband plan, zero rating practices, the current proposal to introduce data caps within fixed Internet connections as well as the development of community networks, and will elaborate concrete suggestions on how to foster sustainable connectivity.
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