The Path to WTDC-22: Connecting the Unconnected Is Critical to Achieving Sustainable Development
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The Path to WTDC-22: Connecting the Unconnected Is Critical to Achieving Sustainable Development

Every four years, policymakers from around the world come together during the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) to collaborative on solutions to close the digital divide and drive digital transformation. Since the last conference in 2017 our world has changed. Facing a global pandemic that shows us how vital Internet connectivity is, the WTDC has become even more urgent. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic stopped many international conferences in their tracks—and

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Four New IXPs Take off in Central America and the Caribbean
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Four New IXPs Take off in Central America and the Caribbean

According to the global IXP Database, as of January 2021, of the 630 registered Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), 229 are in Europe, 126 in North America, 140 in Asia-Pacific, 96 ...
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IXP.GT Improves Speed, Lowers Costs, and Increases Resilience and Security of Guatemala’s Internet

Of the four new Internet traffic exchange points in Latin America, the most advanced is IXP.GT in Guatemala. It started in November 2019 with three participants. A little over a ...
Internet Society Offers to Assist Establishing 'XChange Point' in Inuvik
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Internet Society Offers to Assist Establishing ‘XChange Point’ in Inuvik

This article was originally published in The Inuvik Drum. Town pens letter of support for idea that would expand Internet activity in Delta Inuvik Town Council has penned a letter ...
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems?
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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems?

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and work are still online while the pressure on Internet ecosystems remains unprecedented. This has put the question of Internet resilience to the ...
Boosting Education and Research during COVID-19
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Boosting Education and Research during COVID-19

When COVID-19 struck in 2020 and higher education institutions closed, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Southeast Asia, instantly stepped up to ensure the continuity of education and research ...
In the Dominican Republic IX.DO Begins Silent Production, with Several Committed Members
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In the Dominican Republic IX.DO Begins Silent Production, with Several Committed Members

The Dominican Republic’s new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) already has 24 members, three of which began exchanging traffic in November 2020. Another four will start this quarter – including the ...
Finally! Local Traffic Remained Local
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Finally! Local Traffic Remained Local

During a recent broadcast of an Italian Series A Championship football match, something extraordinary was happening behind the scenes. Local Internet traffic remained local. Cristiano Zanforlin, Chief Commercial Officer of ...
After Two Decades, the Party Is Ready for the IXP in El Salvador
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After Two Decades, the Party Is Ready for the IXP in El Salvador

Photo courtesy of Lito Ibarra. The history of El Salvador’s Internet exchange point (IXSal) is perhaps the longest and most complex, beginning at the end of the last century, in ...