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The Week in Internet News: Snowden Warns of Anti-Encryption Efforts

Snowden speaks out at Global Encryption Day; Russia censors Internet comms; housing broadband issues; Facebook renaming?; Trump’s Truth Social

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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 ...
In Yucatán, Mexico, IXSY Gets Its Watershed Moment
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In Yucatán, Mexico, IXSY Gets Its Watershed Moment

Despite being the second-most populated country in Latin America, with significant Internet consumption, by the end of 2019 Mexico only had one established Internet exchange point (IXP) – CITI, in ...
In Macedonia, Strengthening IXP.mk’s Peering Infrastructure
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In Macedonia, Strengthening IXP.mk’s Peering Infrastructure

The Internet Society has been supporting the development of the Internet in Macedonia by collaborating with the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE) of the Saints Cyril and Methodius ...
Leading from the Front: How the Internet Society’s Training Efforts Are Helping to Upskill Africa’s Future Digital Champions
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Leading from the Front: How the Internet Society’s Training Efforts Are Helping to Upskill Africa’s Future Digital Champions

Tech skills are important for digital transformation in Africa. To realize this transformation, the Internet Society is supporting work-ready digital skills development with local talent. By 2030, over 230 million ...
How IXPs Can Help Achieve Digital Transformation across the Middle East
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How IXPs Can Help Achieve Digital Transformation across the Middle East

In September the Internet Society, in cooperation with Middle East Network Operators Group, held an online workshop on Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). This was part of a workshop series launched ...
In Africa, Strengthening Digital Infrastructure for a Safe Return to Schools
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In Africa, Strengthening Digital Infrastructure for a Safe Return to Schools

When COVID-19 struck Africa, governments imposed temporary or full shutdowns of education systems to contain its spread. At least 53 out of the 54 African countries took measures that canceled ...
Nigeria’s IXPs – Enabling Better Connectivity, Faster Internet Delivery, and Improving Internet Service
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Nigeria’s IXPs – Enabling Better Connectivity, Faster Internet Delivery, and Improving Internet Service

Nigeria grew its local Internet traffic from 30% to 70% in the past eight years, connecting more people, increasing speed, and reducing costs. They did this through Internet Exchange Points ...
How Peering and Infrastructure Development Improved Connectivity in Kenya, Speeding Economic Growth
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How Peering and Infrastructure Development Improved Connectivity in Kenya, Speeding Economic Growth

The country can become a continental digital leader with strengthened Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). In January this year, Internet users in Kenya reached 22.86 million, a 16% jump from 2019 ...