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IGF Academy Fellowships: Applications are now being called. For more details see announcement.

Broadband Policy Course in India: Applications are being called for Indian citizens residing in the country to participate in the course held from 19- 22 August 2016. For more details see announcement.

Race is on to lay submarine cable on eastern Africa coast

Plans to lay an undersea fiber-optic cable off eastern Africa could be the beginning of the end of crackling long-distance calls, slow dial-up Internet connections and universities without e-mail.Four projects are in the works to link 22 eastern, central and southern African countries to the world’s network of submarine cables and 21st century communications. They would enable cheaper international calls with no static and fast Internet access. The first cable could be finished as early as March. Read more.

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