Mobile devices are battery powered. Internet infrastructure exists. The
problem is tariff structure and perhaps licencing. New licence categories
are desired.

Bottled water Vs clean tap after. We need a vendor for everyone.

Let\’s increase the abundance thinking space my brother. This is possible.

On Sun, 5 Apr 2020, 13:25 Noah via kictanet, <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
wrote:

> Is stima aka electricity universally accessible and affordable to even the
> poor and most vulnerable?
>
> Like i said earlier, ICT infrastructure needs a lot of stima and for
> internet to be universally accessible and affordable the electricity needed
> to power up the silicon chips must also be universally accessible and
> affordable across each county and kitongoji.
>
> If folks and their kids in kitongoji are still using candles and other
> rudimentary sources of power because they cant afford it or due to lack of
> it while folks in cities can easily access stima then the universality of
> internet becomes impossible if not discriminatory.
>
> Noah
>
> On Sun, 5 Apr 2020, 10:13 S.M. Muraya via kictanet, <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Hi Muthoni,
>>
>> This also addresses the Senate query posted by Liz Orembo concerning how
>> our industry can help with emergencies such as the pathogenic one we are in
>> right now. Will try to summarize some thoughts in one *long* paragraph
>> 🙂
>>
>> Energy (to power the internet) is connected to water infrastructure
>> (cooling data centres). Data centres (even in a single container) require
>> physical planning (national & county level approvals always require
>> kickbacks). County offices have been burning (arson – evidence destruction/
>> data protection). Schools are under counties, therefore ward level internet
>> infrastructure (providers) also needs protection. Community policing
>> (public participation) is required. Technology to enable public
>> participation (including online learning) is not being prioritized until
>> now. Local radio stations may be the most important but are not enough.
>> Infrastructure to download recorded (digital) data should be available in
>> all public schools.
>>
>> www.govtech.com/em/safety/Arson-Homeland-Security.html
>>
>> Now think of all the on going criminal cases in Kenya relating to the
>> above, sure to be delayed/destroyed in our courts. In this decade, will we
>> \”succeed\” like in the past 5 decades in fighting AGAINST (transparency,
>> education) in Kenya? Remember these 2012 threads? Bitange Ndemo at his
>> best!
>>
>> lists.kictanet.or.ke/pipermail/kictanet/2012-January/015115.html
>> enjoy – over 10 pages – clicking next \”thread\”
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 12:17 AM Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi John,
>>>
>>> Thanks for mentioning the other pioneers I may have missed. Big thanks
>>> to them too.
>>>
>>> Regards, Muthoni
>>>
>>> On Sat, 4 Apr 2020, 20:05 John Kariuki, <kariuki_jn@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Muthoni,
>>>>
>>>> I agree with you on the need to consider Internet as a Public Utility.
>>>> It is not difficult to implement it. It is not expensive either. Bundles
>>>> will never fully meet users needs for internet service. Remember the cost
>>>> curve of ICTs. Regarding the beginning of internet in Kenya in the early
>>>> nineties, there was some work done by USAID (Leyland Initiative) lead by
>>>> John Mark though not often acknowledged. Even more work was done by African
>>>> Online. It is worth checking on it.
>>>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>>>> <go.onelink.me/107872968?pid=InProduct&c=Global_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers&af_wl=ym&af_sub1=Internal&af_sub2=Global_YGrowth&af_sub3=EmailSignature>
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 16:53, Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet
>>>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> This is an article I wrote recently:
>>>> www.afchix.org/blog_post/internet-should-be-public-utility/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Happy to here your thoughts.
>>>>
>>>> The regulatory framework needs to be future looking. The COVID-19
>>>> situation is bringing us back to the table to revise what we otherwise
>>>> thought was reasonable use and penetration of the Internet in Kenya and
>>>> across Africa.
>>>>
>>>> Good time to revive like APC, KICTANET etc to revisit policy advocacy
>>>> on universally accessible and affordable Internet access. Internet
>>>> should be considered as critical as other services like water, electricity,
>>>> sewerage etc.
>>>>
>>>> We all know the school calendar is in total jeopardy and talks on
>>>> having kids repeat 2020 on the table.
>>>>
>>>> Universally accessible and affordable Internet access is what will
>>>> give us a continuity strategy for education and support telemedicine. These
>>>> are some of the areas where growth must happen.
>>>>
>>>> Regards, Muthoni
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