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Global Footprints

Stories From and For the Developing World

Module 7, “Global Footprints: Stories from and for the Developing World,” addresses the main challenges that developing countries might face when deploying broadband networks, including underdeveloped infrastructure, low income, significant differences between rural and urban areas, constrained inter- and intra-modal competition, and weaknesses in regulatory and legal frameworks. This module assesses the broadband bottlenecks and opportunities found in developing countries and discusses the importance of improving broadband infrastructure and leveraging existing infrastructure to create greater competition in the broadband market.  This module further highlights the status of broadband development in different developing regions around the world and summarizes broadband experiences in Brazil, Kenya, Morocco, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turkey, and Vietnam.