[GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-03 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Last week GKD members provided a number of cases that described how connectivity is being established and used in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritania, Uganda, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Kenya, Panama, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippines, Pakistan,

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] Bringing Connectivity to Under-Served Communities

2003-11-03 Thread Ahmed Isah
Hello all, In my opinion, Cornelio Hopmann got it all wrong. The issue is not to do with selling a useless product that has no demand. Rather, it has to do with whether the target market is really aware of the benefits of the product to them. This then boils down to illiteracy of the benefits

[GKD-DOTCOM] Connectivity Is Not The Right Word

2003-11-03 Thread Simon Woodside
I was paying attention when the internet was first developing in the west, here in Canada in particular. I think that the history of the internet is largely ignored by those who are developing connectivity for the developing world. But ignored, at the risk of going off in the completely wrong