Enhancing rural connectivity through an extended internet cafés business models

Idongesit Williams, Patrick Ohemeng Kwadwo Gyaase, Morten Falch

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This paper discusses the potentials of an adaptation of the Internet café business model adopted for Internet access in African cities to improve rural Internet access through a partnership between the public and private sectors. The rural areas in most developing countries e lack of Internet connectivity due to commercial unviability of such investment by the private sector alone.. The modernization theory is used to support the concept that the availability of Internet services in rural can be catalyzed if an Adaptation of the Internet cafés
business model incorporating the public participation are replicated in the rural areas. . A study is carried out in Ghana, where the market players in the Internet café operations to ascertain the potential viability of public –private partnership in the provisioning of internet access in the rural areas in Ghana. A new business model in the form of Public Private Partnership is proposed that will facilitate the extension of Internet cafés into rural areas to enhance rural connectivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconstor
Number of pages18
PublisherEconstor
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventI19th International Telecom Society Biennial Conference 2012, Bangkok - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 18 Nov 201221 Nov 2012

Conference

ConferenceI19th International Telecom Society Biennial Conference 2012, Bangkok
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period18/11/201221/11/2012

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Connectivity
Business model
World Wide Web
Rural areas
Public-private partnerships
Ghana
New business
Provisioning
Private sector
Internet services
Public participation
Viability
Developing countries
Africa
Modernization
Public and private sector

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Enhancing rural connectivity through an extended internet cafés business models. / Williams, Idongesit; Gyaase, Patrick Ohemeng Kwadwo; Falch, Morten.

Econstor. Econstor, 2013.

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