Connecting Rural India to the Internet: The Challenges of Using VSAT Technology
Developed by: Development Alternatives
Type of resource: Web case study
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access
In its goal to connect rural India to the Internet and promote livelihood generation through e-commerce and access to information, TARAhaat.com faced the fundamental problem: connecting rural villages to the World Wide Web in the first place. Many villages in the Bundelkhand region where TARAhaat is in its pilot phase do not have access to telephone lines. They had to come up with an alternative - using VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) technology.
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