An Internet of the Poor – A Poor Person’s Internet? Internet Connectivity and Use in 12 African Countries | University of Oxford

An Internet of the Poor – A Poor Person’s Internet? Internet Connectivity and Use in 12 African Countries

Indra de Lanerolle, Visiting Researcher, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
16:30 - 18:00
Oxford Internet Institute
1 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3JS
Lectures and seminars
Yes
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Internet use is Africa is growing quickly but is the network Africans are using an Internet we would recognise? Using representative survey data from 12 countries in Southern, East and West Africa we examine the phenomenon of ‘mobile centric’ Internet users, the applications and activities that predominate amongst them and discuss some implications for the ‘digital divide’, net neutrality and broadband policies.