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Record-breaking Wireless Internet to Help Rural Areas

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Many initiatives seek to bring inexpensive access to the internet to rural and remote regions around the world. One of the most successful ways to rapidly expand access is to offer wireless internet so that anyone can use a laptop computer, a PC or a […]

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Creative Use of Wi-Fi to Reach the Poor

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY In 2003 former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for greater access to wi-fi, or wireless internet networks, as a mechanism to help poorer regions catch up with the pace of technological change in developed countries. Wireless networks remove the need to lay costly wires and […]

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Social Networking Websites: A Way Out of Poverty

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Social networking websites also known as, Web 2.0 – the name given to the new wave of internet businesses and websites such as YouTube and MySpace that are transforming the way people interact with the Web – has been dubbed the social web for its […]