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Bridging the digital divide: Improving Internet usage in Eastern Africa
University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Internet is viewed as the most vital digital technology in the globe. Eastern Africa has the least penetration of ICT per capita in the world. Internet is a valuable resource that has propelled enormous economic growth in many developed countries. In order for Eastern African governments to narrow the socio-economic divide between developed countries and themselves, there is need to overcome this digital handicap. Enormous investments in ICT infrastructure are essential. The governments must participate in making crucial decisions to wisely allocate the limited resources to improve the current infrastructure. This thesis investigates Internet use, access and penetration in Eastern Africa. Theoretical research has been carried out to elaborate on the subject matter. Through empirical study, we will come up with a fresh way to verify and understand the Internet situation in the region.

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University of Borås/School of Business and Informatics , 2011.
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Magisteruppsats ; 2010MI14
Keywords [en]
internet, knowledge, information behavior, millennium development goals(mdgs), digital divide, internet service provider (isp), growth domestic product(gdp)
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20423Local ID: 2320/8078OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20423DiVA, id: diva2:1312357
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Program: Magisterutbildning i informatikAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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