African groups want improved Internet accessibility for continent
Over 30 groups across the African continent have started campaigning for a fast, affordable, safe and transparent Internet for all on the continent. The campaign was code-named # FASTAfrica.
This was disclosed by the Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Comrade Zakari Y.Z. Ya’u, at the launching of Nigeria’s campaign #SwiftandCheapNet, at CITAD office in Kano.
Ya’u revealed that, “It is a campaign initiated first by the World Wide Web Foundation’s Web We Want, an alliance for affordable Internet (A4AI) and involving over 30 groups across Africa. CITAD is one of these groups. “
“The objective of the campaign is to highlight the need to work with all stakeholders to ensure that the speed of Internet is improved safely mainstreamed in its use, cost is reduced and the level of affordability is enhanced such that more people, if not all, are able to access and use the Internet in the country. “
CITAD highlighted that; Nigerians access to Internet was not only slow but also costly, thereby making it difficult for many people to afford it. Challenging further that, Internet Service Providers in the country often hardly keep to any quality of service agreements.
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