Workshop on Internet Use in Cambodia

On 5th November 2007 the Open Forum of Cambodia organized the workshop at World Vision Cambodia. The workshop had found and come out the result and recommendation as bellow:

1- National Firewall: The workshop could not explaination of Cambodia have National Firewall or not, but NiDA will take the recommendation through this workshop to tell the government especially about the policies of internet using in Cambodia related to the protechtion from hackers, viruses, and illigal web sites (sex, acohold, ….etc).

2- Cambodia Internet Services Providers Associoation & Internet Connection Prices: Currently Cambodia still have the high prices of internet connection if compare to the countries next to us, because of all of the ISP must be pay the hight tax and rent lines: Firbure Optic, Telephone line, Gatway, …etc to connect to the international network and this issues its also related to the limited of the internet users (Ms. Sok Chinda, the managing director of Angkornet siad). The workshop found and recommend that all of ISP in Cambodia should joining together to be on ISP Association to request to the Cambodia Government of reducing of rental and taxation of the internet using in Cambodia and fireber obtic line, the main purpose is to reduce the prices of the internet connection in Cambodia in the future and to make chance of prople living in the province and access & using internet.

3- Electricity & Internet Connection in Rural Areas: The workshop also show one pilot project call “One Labtop Per Child” and they are also show the small kid computer labtop that take only 5vol of electricity, but the problem is one the people in Rural Area have a few people can use computer and the internet and lake of internet connection. This workshop request to the Open Forum of Cambodia to continue to train people in the coundtries side on how to use the computer in 24 provinces because the computer is the key to upgrade knowledges of people living in the society to get and sharing information. 

4- Khmer Unicode: It working smooth with opensource but some time not good with Microsoft Windows: Windows Vista all version are also building of Khmer Unicode. If some people still using Windows XP they must be download and install the latest version of Khmer Unicode from http://www.khmeros.comor from another websites. This issue it related to bloge in Khmer for Cambodian people easy to read because most of the people living in Cambodia about 75% are in countryside and most of them can’t read English language.

In my opinion, through this workshop if in the future in the province or countryside or remote areas Cambodian people can access the internet with low price are very interesting for disabled people can make blogs, get and sharing information for better and standard living and participant in political and economic in the society.

Post by: Love_CAM

4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Myhouse said,

    I hope the internet price will be down soon. Internet is very very important for student at university!

  2. 2

    Prime said,

    think the same. know what, i prefer to have an internet connection at home instead of wandering around finding internet shops with hi speed. ISP in Cambodia should make the price more lower in order to gain more customers. It should be like 20 USD or something, i don’t know.

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