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[rpd] New Policy Proposal - "Anti-Shutdown (AFPUB-2017-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)"
pan.afrikhan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 07:17:39 UTC 2017
On 13 Apr 2017 10:03 a.m., "Timothy Ola Akinfenwa" <
akin.akinfenwa at uniosun.edu.ng> wrote:
+1 Seun, Arsené and Badru
The case of Internet
Shutdown is not only sensitive but very serious and should be treated as
I know everyone knows its a hot issue when internet shuts by government as
no communication on whatsapp or the social apps.
But Afrinic responsibility is supporting internet growth and expansion not
the other way round.
13.1 In the event of an internet shutdown performed at the order of a
government that is either total or partial:
1. For a period of 12 months following the end of the shutdown – AFRINIC
will allocate no resources to the government of the country. This also
applies to all government owned entities and entities that have direct
provable relationships with said government.
How do you justify the highlighted segment?
So how the Afrinic shall know which ISP or government ISP was forced to
shut internet. Will the Afrinic send detectives to investigate?
Internet shuts in different ways not only by governments sometimes.
Even bad weather in Haiti cut off internet. Even we read fiber cut under
the ocean cause internet cuts to some countries.
But we dont write policy to punish bad Weather or Ship cutting fiber under
ocean to make internet access impossible to some countries.
Kwazulu Techno Hubs
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