Africa: Why Continent is So Digitally Isolated
Posted in: Digital Divide at 11/06/2008 08:51
Imagine a major research university with tens of thousands of students trying to access the Internet through a single US household connection.
That is the present situation in most African universities. Students there have access to Science through several journal archives for the developing world. In practice, most could never download it.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the most digitally isolated region in the world, with a bandwidth per capita that is only one per cent of the world average and 0.2 per cent of that in the United States.