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Why cheaper Internet remains a mirage despite fibre optic rollout

Why cheaper Internet remains a mirage despite fibre optic rollout

The latest Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) report warns that affordable Internet remains unattainable for the two billion people living on $2 (Sh172) per day in developing countries.

 

In the report, South Africa and Botswana. “In just two years, the UN Broadband Commission target is for everyone, everywhere to be able to access broadband Internet at a cost of less than five per cent of their monthly income,” said Bitange Ndemo, A4AI honorary chairperson and former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications.

“Our data shows there is a long way to go before this goal is reached, particularly for the world’s poorest people.” The report says the cost of Internet across the countries studied on average exceed 40 per cent of income for those living on $2 (Sh172) daily.

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