Bridging the Digital Divide: the Case of Nepal Wireless

This case study discusses the role of Nepal Wireless in achieving socio economic development of rural communities by facilitating affordable Internet access.

The author analyzes the challenges Nepal Wireless faced and articulate on the approaches it took to address those challenges such as lack of technical skills, appropriate technology and funding, difficult geographical terrains, unstable political situation, and expensive devices. In addition, the case study addresses the success and failure factors of this community-based ICT4D approach in order to guide similar endeavors. The paper concludes with some suggestions for policy makers, community developers, and academicians. 

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Mahabir Pun