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Refuting objections to a Global Rural Network (GRNet) for developing nations (07 Aug 2004)
There are many reasons for our slow progress in the face of evidence that the Internet could improve quality of life for the half of the people on Earth, but the most obvious is poverty. The income levels in developing nations are insufficient to attract the capital to justify Internet diffusion. The cost of twenty hours of (inferior) Internet access in a low-income nation is 2.5 times monthly per capita gross national income. Twenty hours access in a high-income nation costs 1.6 percent of the average monthly income
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