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Sustainable Internet access for the rural poor? Elements of an emerging Indian model

« Sustainable Internet access for the rural poor? Elements of an emerging Indian model », Futures, 2003, p. 461-472.
Although there are many projects, mainly supported by international donors, demonstrating that the Internet can be supplied to rural areas in developing countries, the real objective is to make these projects sustainable on a commercial basis. Among other things, this type of sustainability will require a project with unusually low costs of Internet delivery to poor, isolated users. In this paper, the author have examined a case from India, which uses a unique combination of low-cost indigenous technology and a ...

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