1. Telecommunications for Development
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There is quite a lot of evidence that “teledensity” (the level of access to telephones and Internet) is linked to wealth and general development. Where there are more connections to the rest of the world, the exchange of information and trading possibilities catalyze the development process.
When used at the heart of community development projects, especially in rural areas, the provision of cost-effective and reliable communications can be amazingly transformational.
DRASTIC believes that a well specified and implemented satellite based Internet connection can be an important component of a holistic development project, with benefits for:
Good communications can speed the achievement of the UN’s Millennium Development goals.
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