International Conference on Sustainable Connectivity

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 organized (April 29) the International Conference on Sustainable Connectivity. The event counted with representatives from the private sector, academia and civil society. 

To access the schedule 

Keynote: The Interdependence of Acess Policies and Economic Policies

Session 1: National Broaband Plan: can it work? [starts at 25:58min]  

Session 2: Zero Rating: A sustainable option?

Session **: WTF is the Internet? A conversation with Bob Frankston on how to foster sustainable connectivity

Session 3: Lessons Learnes from International Experiences

Session 4: Emerging Issues. Data caps in Fixed Internet and Community Networks: What development model for Brazil?