The Halfway Proposition
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CTA. 2002. The Halfway Proposition. ICT Update Issue 9. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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The Halfway Proposition: A strategy for reducing African international Internet bandwidth costs, Richard Bell, ICT Development Agenda, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, November 2002.
The Halfway Proposition: A strategy for reducing African international Internet bandwidth costs, Richard Bell, ICT Development Agenda, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, November 2002. G-8 governments have long lamented the digital divide in Africa without fully acknowledging that its existence is to a large extent the result of fallout from their policies on globalisation and free trade. ISPs in Africa must pay more for their upstream international bandwidth than their counterparts in G-8 countries. These reverse subsidies are costing the continent anything between US$250m and US$500m per annum. The report highlights the deep-rooted contradiction between prevailing policies and digital divide doctrine, identifies the root cause of the digital divide, and proposes a plan of action to level the playing field.
Organizations Affiliated to the AuthorsTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
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