Guam and the Consortium

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Japan is the biggest source of tourists for Guam, with growing numbers from other Asian nations like South Korea. The FSM, which is made up of four distinct island states (Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap) sent teams from each of their states as well as the national government. Bookshare.org is a consultant to the Pacific CIMAP: our virtual library suits their geography as long as you can get access to the Internet. The final stop for my Micronesia trip was Guam, a U.S.

Guam 100

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My trip report mentions 19 different events or meetings, where I talked to at least 40 named individuals, in five days in New York City, and here are some of the highlights: Empire State Building and Moon in Eclipse Attended events thrown by current funders (Skoll Foundation, the Internet Freedom Program at the State Department), past funders (Omidyar Network), and other funders who I hope will fund us someday (who shall remain nameless for now).

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Provide the Nonprofit Voice to America's Broadband Plan

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The plan will help determine the future of Internet access across the country. As organizations with a stake in the future of communications, we must ensure that the commissioners hear our call for fast, affordable, ubiquitous, and open Internet access. The FCC should review policies governing competition and pricing. Consumers in South Korea and Japan can get broadband speeds reaching 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) for less than the monthly price a U.S.

Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

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The WEEE Directive is the set of laws that governs the proper collection and disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the 27 countries of the European Union. South Korea also has a developed electronics recycling system that now recovers and properly processes over 75 percent of discarded electronics. The e-Waste Association of South Africa ( eWASA ) is building a network of e-waste recyclers and refurbishers in the country.

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Lessig points out that these proposals have one thing in common–they drive money to the largest Internet companies. And there are now basically two major Internet providers in the US–a consolidation that the US government has been complicit in while John McCain was head of the Technology committee. He suggests that you think about the internet as you think about phones. I want us to have the technology adoption of Japan, or South Korea.