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A Climate of Change for Caribbean Internet

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Spring storms with winter qualities clobbered North America this week, threatening Canada with slow-moving storms, and pounding the United States with near-record snowfall in the midwest, low temperatures in the south and tornadoes further east. You …

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Climate and the Future of Caribbean Internet

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor The threat of climate-driven natural disaster and the struggle to keep pace with the global digital economy are among the key factors driving the need for Caribbean Internet stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of the region’s …

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A Caribbean Internet Forum in Miami

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor An upcoming gathering of Internet experts could change the conversation around cyber security, network autonomy and network resilience in the Caribbean. On April 19, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will convene a special forum …

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 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor A new initiative to make Caribbean Internet infrastructure less vulnerable to the impact of climate change and natural disasters is gaining momentum across the region. Several Internet organisations recently held talks in Puerto Rico to flesh …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — A group of global and regional technology organizations are partnering to help Caribbean professionals get more out of the Internet economy. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) spearheaded the launch …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor KINGSTOWN —Internet adoption in the Caribbean is increasing rapidly,  but so, too are new threats and risks for persons, business and governments that are going online. Cyber attacks and cyber crime are being reported with greater …

 By GERARD BESTCJ Contributor PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—The Caribbean will have to strengthen its Internet infrastructure if it is to keep pace with the world’s growing digital economy. That’s the view held by Bevil Wooding, an Internet Strategist with US-based non-profit …

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 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—Belize will host the fourth Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum, known as CarPIF, on June 6 and 7, 2018. The 2018 meeting is expected to be the largest to date, according to organizer Bevil Wooding, …

 Air Canada is adding high-speed internet on its Air Canada Rouge leisure airline, the company announced. The high-speed satellite service is already being offered on its Airbus A319 aircraft, with customers now having the ability to access the fastest internet …

 By GERARD BEST CJ Contributor A historic gathering of diverse sectors of Guatemalan society recently took place in the country’s capital, hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry, commonly known as LACNIC. The gathering, called LACNIC On …

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 Local IXP Seen as the Launch Pad for Developing Local Technical Capacity in Belize By Gerard BestCJ Contributor HAVANA —Errol Cattouse is a man on a mission. He’s the Chief Operating Officer of Centaur Cable and the newly appointed chairman …

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 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor British Virgin Islands is stepping up efforts to get the most from its internet infrastructure. On June 4, 2011, the British Virgin Islands became only the second country in English-speaking Caribbean to establish an internet exchange …

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 Major Internet society to hold third peering form in the Caribbean By Gerard Best CJ Contributor WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao—The third Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum will be on June 7, 2017 and the Internet community is already looking forward to it. …

 Will Jamaica soon to be home to ultra-fast Internet? That’s the plan by Digicel Group and Huawei Technologies, which recently tested a new technology known as XG-PON on their new fiber network which delivers speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. XG-PON, …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City last week at the campus of the University of Belize. The launch was the culmination of unprecedented …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean nations must strengthen their Internet infrastructure in order to take full advantage of the global digital economy. This was the message was expressed by Mark Vanterpool, Vice President of Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), at the …

 Aimed at social sharing By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is now offering social media internet packages – featuring access to a variety of sites for just $5 a day – on half of its ships, with fleetwide implementation …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor If you live in the Caribbean, you don’t need to be a computer expert to know that the region’s Internet services need to improve. If your connection falters so often that …