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Filling the Digital Divide in Rural Connectivity: Case for Last Mile Mobile Broadband Subscription

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Executive Summary

Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has been found to have a correlation with socio-economic development and gross domestic product. Despite efforts by governments across Africa to revamp the telecommunications sector e.g. the establishment of submarine cables, there is a widening gap between citizens with easy access to ICTs and those without. This paper sought to investigate how to promote greater accessibility and higher uptake of broadband services in rural areas. This will minimize the digital divide of the underserved and unserved parts.

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