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THE FATE OF NIGERIA IN THE WAKE OF BROADBAND ADVANCEMENT! TAKEAWAY FROM TPRC CONFERENCE

This week I had the privilege to attend the Annual Research Conference on Communications, Information and internet policy (TPRC45) at George Mason University, Washington DC from the 8th - 9th of September. I was sponsored by my department Georgetown Communications Culture and Technology (CCT) to be part of a team that would go represent it at the just concluded conference.
It was an insightful conference centered mostly on advancement in fields of technology, Internet and new media. What really caught my attention were the papers presented on broadband and internet neutrality. Those words where obscure and held faint meaning to this girl coming from the heart of Africa, it was surprising to see the advancement made in frameworks laid down for the adaptation for better internet speed and reach among communities in the USA. Stakeholders, academia, policy makers, practitioners came together to discuss issues from economic implications, privacy rights, broadband adaptable policies, intern…

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