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Tucows CEO lobbies for free wireless Internet in Africa

Hover on November 28, 2012
Volume discounts: a megaphone and a microphone to show this is an announcement

I am sharing this here for two reasons.

First, we care about it. We believe the Internet is the greatest agent for positive change the world has ever seen. It is the core value that drives just about everything we do. So, we are telling anyone who will listen.

Second, you have proven in the past that you want to know what we care about beyond our own business.

Elliot Noss, our CEO, and Sascha Meinrath, our friend and a great champion of the Open Internet, published an article in Slate today suggesting that ICANN should and can use $100M of the funds they have raised from new gTLD applications (.brands, .otherstuff) to build and maintain free wireless Internet infrastructure for a large portion of Africa.

Please give it a read.