Barriers to Investing in Last-Mile Connectivity

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Of the world's 7.6 billion people, only 4.1 billion are connected to the Internet. Connecting the unconnected will require innovative, enterprise-driven solutions to last-mile connectivity. There is significant growth opportunity and investment potential in expanding internet access and increasing adoption, especially in the world’s least developed countries, but more needs to be done to drive investment into sustainable and market-driven solutions. This report builds on the foundation of previous USAID research in last-mile connectivity, with a focus on the investor perspective, identifying key barriers to investing and opportunities to facilitate more investment in last-mile connectivity.  

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 1:00pm

Last updated: June 17, 2022