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Issue 5: Social and Cultural Issues - East Africa

The impact of Digital Divide on Development and How Satellite Addresses This Problem

R. G. W. Latio, Ohio University


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The paper examines the problem of inaccessibility to education by the vast majority in East Africa, the factors that contribute to education problems and how the digital divide further helps isolate people in the rural communities of the region.

The author proposes satellite technology as the solution to the digital divide and offers reasons to support this proposition. Technology use in Uganda is discussed as a case study to provide further evidence that satellite communications help close the digital divide gap.

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