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Digital Divide Institute, a Seattle-based nonprofit,  works with stakeholders to activate a model called Meaningful Broadband.   Our plans and test-market activity show how to bring the benefits of the internet to two billion low-income citizens in four nations. 

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Meaningful Broadband: China

Meaningful Broadband: China

In August 2018, Meaningful Broadband: China will begin activation. Shenlong Han, an associate professor of Peking University, will oversee village test marketing of Meaningful Broadband in an impoverished remote area of Sichuan, home to fragile ethnic minorities. Read...

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Meaningful Broadband:  Bangladesh

Meaningful Broadband: Bangladesh

A few years ago, after DDI’s Craig Warren Smith lectured in Dhaka, we were invited by Bangladesh’s prime minister to bring our Meaningful Broadband framework to that country. But we were not ready. We needed to go further in Indonesia where were testing our model in...

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Meaningful Broadband:  Indonesia

Meaningful Broadband: Indonesia

About $40 billion of Universal Services Funds annually are supposed to bring the Internet to the poor. But instead it’s a mess. Here’s what DDI is working on to clean up that mess, beginning with Indonesia. This tax, called Universal Services Obligation, is known to...

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