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The African Internet Service Providers Association (AfrISPA) is the continental association of African Internet Service Providers, whose objectives are to:

  • Provide industry perspective on policy formulation and regulation as it relates to the Internet industry and to act as an interface with Governmental bodies and the public;
  • Develop policies and positions in the best interest of the Members and to protect and promote these interests in regional and International fora;
  • Promote the development of key Internet infrastructure on the continent;
  • Promote the development of a free and open telecommunications market;
  • Facilitate the establishment of national ISP Associations in Africa and to provide common services to them;
  • Provide and promote educational opportunities that will enhance and empower technical and policy understanding of the Internet; and
  • Build, maintain, and publish relevant industry data for Members.


  • African Internet Service Provider's Association "AfrISPA", "African Regulatory Index Reports: Zambia Report" (Region Two), at 2 (3d draft, June 2005) (full-text).