Ethiopian Internet Access

By Deane Barker on April 7, 2005

Ethiopia plans to expand Internet access: Ambitious.

Ethiopia, one of the poorest nations on earth, will expand Internet coverage from a handful of users to the entire country in three years, the prime minister said Tuesday.

Is Internet access really that big of a change for a country like Ethopia? With all their other problems, will Internet access provide a bigger improvement to quality of life than things like improved food systems and water systems? Or does this guy think that Internet access will enable or advance those things in some way?

How important has Internet access become when it’s such a priority in a country that’s been wracked by famine for so many years?



  1. Progress begins with education. Internet can help with that. The consultations given to help can go faster. Don’t know if they’ve thought of that yet or not…

  2. Poor internet connection in Ethiopia is due to

    1. Monopoly of the ETC
    2. low investmnet
    3. poletical affilation
    4. poor copper woire used in network system

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