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. The final stop for my Micronesia trip was Guam, a U.S. territory. Arriving on Guam felt like coming back to the United States, although it's more like Hawaii than the mainland!

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kipp has been a leading software developer in the region, creating software around election monitoring and government transparency just to name a few. We were supposed to start our visit with a very high government official, but instead Kipp took me over to Nairobi Women’s Hospital. It was the third Africa Forum I’ve attended: I went to Accra, Ghana, in 2011 and South Africa in 2004.

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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. A thorough review of commercial and government spectrum holdings should be held to identify bands that could be opened for broadband deployment.

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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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 realizes we need a CTO for the country, that we need to use technology to make government transparent. I want us to have the technology adoption of Japan, or South Korea.