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Kenya seeks $45 million to bridge digital divide

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Staff Writer | July 20, 2017
Kenya requires $45 million dollars in order to achieve universal access for communications services, telecommunication industry regulator said.
Francis Wangusi
Africa   Francis Wangusi:
Francis Wangusi, director general of Communications Authority of Kenya, told a media briefing in Nairobi that currently 94.4 percent of the country's population has access to at least basic voice and Short Messaging Service (SMS).

"Kenya is therefore seeking 45 million dollars in order to reach the unserved and underserved areas that were left out during the liberalization of the communication sector," Wangusi said during the inauguration of the council members of the Universal Service Advisory Council (USAC).

Wangusi said that Kenya has set a target of achieving full connectivity for the entire population in the next five years.