We are looking for more news contributors especially those who are outside of North America, in both tips and people that are interested in writing up stories. We're still barely covering the bases with North America and Australia and more help is always welcome as is but we're also looking to expand our research beyond that, after all the "World" in our title isn't just there for window dressing. The "worldwide news" is also a bit of a misnomer. Any news we actually feature on our site also contributes to building a "profile" of countries around the world for the broadband map and giving relevant stories and data geographic context. Ideally we'd like stuff to be coming in so we can spend more time on the map and other projects like the ISPBase than for our small team to be spending time looking for news.
What we're looking for
Anything that is service related, speeds, throttling, caps and pricing. The idea is to get a picture of what the "internet" in any part of the world is really like from someone living there or having to actually use it.
Policy changes or national broadband plans that can help give an indication as to what kind of country or region a place is
Primarily landline internet information, anything of significance with wireless can be stored in the wireless notebook until we figure out a publishing/map infrastructure to post it. The one exception is news relating to wireless as replacement for landline broadband
Technology news about improvements in broadband speeds
Community broadband project news.
Plans for future broadband developments that may make any region or country particularly attractive (or unattractive)
Credible broadband studies
What we're not looking for
Customer service stories.
Ongoing company or country politics unless service will be directly affected by any particular action. When it doubt, stay away from policy specifics or analysis and focus on end-user
Digital rights issues such as copyright or privacy. Exceptions can be made when such matters can result in quality of service or anything that could make particular ISP's undesirable
Coverage about high profile tech companies unless they are in some way affecting or fighting for better broadband quality
please send an email to email@example.com if you're interested in contributing