lighting, Diplomacy

Internet Inclusion: Global Connect Stakeholders Advancing Solutions

05 October 2016 - 06 October 2016

Washington DC

Event description

New: Diplo’s and GIP’s Tereza Horejsova will be present at the event and moderate the introductory session on the state of Internet inclusion (5 October 1.30 local time)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the World Bank and the Internet Society will organise an event on ‘Internet Inclusion: Global Connect Stakeholders Advancing Solutions’, on 5-6 October 2016, in Washington, D.C., USA. 

The event will discuss network technical, regulation, and build-out acceleration options for connecting the next billion, with a focus on exploration of associated challenges and real-world solutions. The two-day programme will include interactive workshops and panels, lightning talks on the status of broadband plans and Internet/digital inclusion plans, and regional roundtables. Discussions will revolve around innovative technical options and solutions for addressing the infrastructure challenges of providing Internet access to under-developed and under-served communities and regions, with a focus on accelerating roll out. 

For more information, visit the event webpage. Plenary sessions will be streamed.