It’s a Broadband World
Check out this great interactive graphic from the BBC showing how broadband has spread through the world since 1998. Note the relationship between affluence / development and broadband use. Although correlation is not causation, it’s clear for many reasons that one of the best ways for poor countries to get a bigger piece of the global economic pie is to develop more robust broadband infrastructures in their own countries.
The BBC article attached to the graphic discusses Kenya as an example of this move to development via the use of technology – in Kenya’s case to work on the surging need for call centers to service customers in the UK and USA.