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A brief history of Community Broadband Networking in the UK

On 15th June 2020, Andrew Stirling submitted a Blog Post as part of the finalisation for the Internet Society Training Course on Community Networks, in addition to the Webinar that he presented on 16th April 2020, entitled: Connecting Rural Communities – enhancing broadband, skills & applications

Please download the Blog Post here:

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Open Standards Everywhere for Enhancing Availability and Security

Blog post prepared on 7th June 2020 by Ammar HADI, a participant in the Internet Society Training Course “Open Standards Everywhere“. Ammar is Iraqi and based in Iraq, but has studied in the UK and therefore submitted his application to join the course through the UK Chapter. He is one of three people from the Chapter (exceptionally) to have followed this course and he will be able to apply its teachings in his home country, where he now resides.… Read more ...

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Covid-19 and The Future of Internet Governance


ISOC UK England Online Discussion
Friday 29 May 2020
15:30 – 17:00 BST / 16:30 – 18:00 CET (90min)

The outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020 has profoundly changed our societies and the way we work and connect to each other. It has called for rapid adaptation in a short period of time from governments, societies and private sector alike. While uncertainty remains over what the so-called “new normal” might look like, the Internet continues to operate as an important backbone to this future.… Read more ...

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On the Importance of Internet governance

Here is the blog post from one of our chapter chosen candidates, who attended the Internet Society (ISOC) 2020 online training, “Shaping the Internet”. Dr Leoni M. Tanzer writes what she has learnt and shares her thoughts bellow and here.

On the Importance of Internet Governance

Dr Leonie Maria Tanczer, Lecturer at UCL STEaPP, reflects on her experience having participated in Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) e-Learning programme and makes a case for why the governance of the Internet should matter to all of us.Read more ...

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Webinar: Internet Governance post Crisis – A new normal?

The year 2020 has seen a Pandemic affect the majority of the citizens in the world.

The COVID19 virus has spread from a single city to nearly every country around the planet, throwing our industrial and commercial way of life into a brand new territory. Confinement used to isolate and end the propagation of the virus has only been possible due to the extra-ordinary nature of the Internet in connecting people for work, leisure and communications. Traffic patterns changed dramatically due to teleworking and conference call participation, using email and IP based telecommunication services instead of physical office space.… Read more ...

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Webinar: Connecting Rural Communities – enhancing broadband, skills & applications

Broadband can be even more transformative in rural than in urban areas – due to its ability to bypass physical distance. But the benefits from broadband (fixed or mobile) can only flow if there’s affordable access to good connectivity and skills are on hand to apply it.

Recent measures to combat Covid-19, compelling millions of people to stay at home, have underlined the importance of access to online services. But not everyone in rural communities is well placed to enjoy this online, lifeline support.… Read more ...