News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 96 on 8 February 2002

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KENYAN CYBER CAFE OWNERS GET TOGETHER TO LOBBY GOVERNMENT

8 February 2002

There’s an old saying that there is strength in numbers. This is certainly what the recently formed Kenya Cyber Cafe Owners group (CCO) believe. They have come together to argue for better standards of customer care and to lobby the government for computer lessons in schools. It is also hoping to address bandwidth and connection issues and pricing in a crowded market,   Its formation may be the start of a trend: the new connectivity private sector in Africa organising to advocate its interests to governments and their telcos. The Kenyan ISP association, TESPOK has successfully created a local internet…