Charging for Computer Networks at Higher Educational Institutions in Developing Countries

Kumolalo, F.O.
Olajubu, E.A.
Aderounmu, G.A.
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LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg
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.
Higher Educational Networks, National Research and Education Networks, charging schemes
Kumolalo, F.O., Olajubu, E.A., & Aderounmu, G.A. (2008). Charging for computer networks at higher educational institutions in developing countries. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), 9, 58-67.