The Broadband Factor: How Connectivity Expands Economic and Community Development

By Kristin Peterson – With UNESCO estimating that 90% of communities and individuals in developing areas are without access to broadband, organizations are taking notice of the impact that broadband can make. And with emerging markets leading the world in social media growth, the potential for connecting with beneficiaries and monitoring programs in real-time is undeniable. Broadband connectivity has the benefits of both immediate results and a long runway ahead, making it a very attractive option when prioritizing scarce resources.

Along with the right technology, a viable business model is critical to the long-term success of a broadband project. more>

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