Over the years, we have seen many solutions from other countries to helping people access the information they require. In Bolivia, people were using Skype to the radio station over a very poor satellite connection, to deliver market prices to those who did not have access to mobile, landlines, internet etc but who did have radios. In Cambodia, India etc, buses and motorbikes are used as mobile “routers” bringing emails and Net access to those without.
The developing world is full of such ideas. Whereas the First World is often so arrogant in its approach to solving these issues that we just throw money, rather than ingenuity, at the problems. Perhaps some of the ideas that are being developed, implemented and enjoyed by third world countries need to be made more public to those here?
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? It will probably be those nations forced to connect over it due to telco reluctance and greed who will lead the way in the future…..