Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] What's on the Horizon?

2003-11-20 Thread Don Richardson
look at the experiences of donor-driven telecentres to see examples of financially unsustainable donor entities actually competing with local entrepreneurs and their home grown cybercafes. Cheers, Don Richardson, PhD. Director TeleCommons Development Group Stantec Consulting 361 Southgate Drive

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-28 Thread Don Richardson
applications are enabled and not blocked by regulation. Look at Ghana where ISPs or operators providing VOIP can get pretty hefty fines. Don Richardson Edward Malloy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don et al: Given the low cost and availability of new wireless access devices, plus the steady expansion

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] The Role of the Private Sector

2003-12-01 Thread Don Richardson
Some quick answers... Don Richardson KEY QUESTIONS: 1. What specific elements does a policy environment need in order to encourage the private sector to expand access to poor, isolated, underserved areas? Where do such policies exist? The World Bank's Global Information Communication

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] The Role of the Private Sector

2003-12-03 Thread Don Richardson
, even in structures and institutions with elements of patrimonial practices, the market dynamic may curb such effects. ..snip... Don Richardson This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative Agreement, and hosted by GKD. provides