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Title: Charging for computer networks at higher educational institutions in developing countries
Authors: Kumolalo, F. O.
Olajubu, E. A.
Aderounmu, G. A.
Keywords: HIGHER EDUCATIONAL NETWORKS
NATIONAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORKING (NREN)
CHARGING SCHEMES
USER CHARGES
FUNDING
UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
FUNDS
AFRICA
Date: 2008
Publisher: Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), The Edge Institute / Research ICT Africa, Braamfontein, ZA
Abstract: The advantage of the Internet to academia and research cannot be underestimated; nevertheless in developing countries the ability to support this important resource, as a viable tool for teaching and research, is undermined by lack of funding. This makes it necessary to apply a charging mechanism that will make it possible to render this facility available to the higher education system, while encouraging its use primarily for teaching and research. In this paper we present a proposal for a charging system that can be applied to achieve this aim. Our proposal discourages the use of the Academic Network for purposes other than teaching and research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/43635
Project Number: 105266
Project Title: Research ICT Africa - Phase III
Access: Open Access
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