Internet access

California lawmakers want to mandate internet for kids in juvy

But youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems often don't have access to it. That's why some lawmakers in California want to make it their right.

Earlier this year, Democrat Assemblymember Mike Gipson introduced legislation that would mandate "reasonable access to computer technology and the internet" for kids in juvenile detention programs and foster care.

IXP to attract global content providers

NICTA is facilitating the process for the establishment of an IXP in PNG as a means of addressing the issue of high retail internet costs and the quality of service in the country.

The IXP is a physical location where internet service providers (ISPs) connect to exchange local traffic with each other via a network switch.

The primary function of an IXP is to keep local internet traffic within local infrastructure so as to reduce the costs associated with traffic exchange between ISPs.

Punaha: PNG lacks high speed internet access

PNG National Information Communication and Technology Authority (NICTA) chief executive officer, Charles Punaha highlighted this at the Regional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference underway in Port Moresby.

Broadband refers to high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access.

Punaha said most developing countries in the Asia Pacific region lack high-speed Internet access.

WikiLeaks confirms Ecuador cut Julian Assange's internet access after Clinton leak

But most surprisingly, it was Ecuador who was behind the act.

WikiLeaks has confirmed that its founder Julian Assange's Internet access was cut down in its London embassy by the government of Ecuador on Saturday.

The move was in response to the organization's publication of another batch of leaked emails related to US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.