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CI joins campaign for cheaper broadband

56 Alliance for Affordable Internet logoConsumers in the developing world are either offline or being ripped off - Consumers International has joined a global coalition aiming to tackle this issue.

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) - which launches its website today - is an international initiative made up of over 30 private, public and not-for-profit organisations, all working towards two shared goals:

  1. To create the conditions for open, competitive and innovative broadband markets

Consumers in the Information Society 2013: Rights, Justice, Connection

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Consumers in the Information Society 2013: Rights, Justice, Connection is the follow-up to last year's meeting of CI members on access to knowledge, broadband and consumer rights online, and the first such meeting since we relaunched those programmes as the priority issue area Consumers in the Digital Age.

The Fastest and Cheapest Internet Connections

The United States basically invented the Internet, so naturally they have the fastest and cheapest Internet speeds, right? Wrong. While the United States may be the largest contributor to the invention of the Internet and its following technologies, they do not have the fastest speeds or the cheapest.

Printed broadband posters now available

Broadband disclosure statement posterAccompanying this month's release of CI's book Holding Broadband Service Providers to Account: A Consumer Advocacy Manual were downloadable and editable designs for posters. Two of these poster designs are now also available in A3 printed form from CI's Regional Office for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East in Kuala Lumpur.

Responsabiliser les fournisseurs de service haut débit

Responsabiliser les fournisseurs de service haut débit: une plaidoirie pour la protection des consommateurs

23 Responsabiliser les fournisseurs de service haut débit: une plaidoirie pour la protection des consommateursInternet est une force d’autonomisation des consommateurs du monde entier, elle les relie, sur une échelle régionale et mondiale, à leurs familles, aux gouvernements, aux communautés et aux marchés. Leurs accès au haut débit est nécessaire pour profiter des avantages offerts par Internet.

Drowning in Codes of Conduct

In Australia as in many other countries, online services are a lightly-regulated industry, in which codes of conduct rather than laws are relied upon to protect consumers.  On World Consumer Rights Day this year, the UNSW Law Faculty Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre released a report: "Drowning in Codes of Conduct: An analysis of codes of conduct applying to online activity in Australia" which suggests this self regulatory approach to online consumer protection, rights and interests online is not nece

Consumers in the Information Society: Access, Fairness and Representation

Front coverThe opportunities and challenges that face consumers in today's online digital environment raise a range of new issues for the global consumer movement.  For example, products that were once sold as goods, are now packaged as digital services, lacking many of the incidents of ownership that consumers expect.  They are often delivered over broadband networks for which there are no uniform consumer protection standards.  Many of t

Consumers in the Information Society: Access, Fairness and Representation

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The conference is now over, and was a great success. Please complete the feedback form if you attended.

Event Date and Time: 
08/03/2012 - 01:00 - 09/03/2012 - 10:00

Broadband for achieving the Millennium Development Goals