Submissions/Democratizing the Internet: Telecommunications Technology and Internet Access in the 21st Century

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission

Democratizing the Internet: Telecommunications Technology and Internet Access in the 21st Century

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


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Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

How can the intersection of emerging telecommunications technology (mobile and fixed broadband) and participatory consumer action create increased internet access for all? Find out what leading figures in industry, policy, and non-profit sectors predict for the future. Since 70% of the world’s population is not online, delivering internet access it the biggest policy, economic, and social issue of our time. Universal access is the first step to a more informed, engaged, and open world. From sharing internet access to community and municipal broadband networks to mobile broadband, a combination of technology, collaborative consumption, and civic organization is the backdrop for Web 3.0: universal access. This panel will address the wiki-model of information management and sharing as applied to the actual process of getting online, from crowdsourcing infrastructure to enhancing digital literacy.

Panel Members

In development; the panel won't be finalized until further notice from the Review Committee to proceed.


Technology and Infrastructure

Length of presentation/talk

70 minutes (80 minute session)

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