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Mobil is transforming rural India, providing opportunities for hundreds of millions

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6 Years ago I worked with an organization called Openworld and we were concerned with helping people in places like rural Africa and Asia gain access to relatively inexpensive mobile tech tools which help actualize human potential.

Now it is possible to access almost all human knowledge with a few taps on an iPod. Entire curricula can be accessed by isolated schools in the bush. People with the general aptitude can lean advanced mathematics in places where there is no running water. Schematics for motorcycles can be downloaded, same for water pumps. We are just seeing the beginning of this thing.

Mobile tech is as important as the printing press was when it emerged for a large part of the human family. It may be even more important.

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$900 Million To Rural U.S. Grid Improvements

 

(USDA) is embarking on a massive loan program to upgrade rural electric cooperative utilities

As we have said before in this publication, rural broadband is a key component of a 21st Century economy.

I actually speak from experience. I until recently lived in Crozet, a small town right at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is also near UVA and as such my little town was wired for broadband about as soon as the nearest big town, Charlottesville.

A lot of professors live in Crozet and they need their broadband.

I recently had to move closer to Washington DC but I was still keen to live in the countryside. Unfortunately we had been spoiled in Crozet. Just 30 miles outside of DC most of the places we wanted to live, we could not live, because of the lack of broadband. I need it for my work.

So we moved into town. It’s a nice town. I just miss tapping on my laptop as the cows stroll by.

Click here for the story on rural broadband.

 

 

$900 Million To Rural U.S. Grid Improvements

 

(USDA) is embarking on a massive loan program to upgrade rural electric cooperative utilities

As we have said before in this publication, rural broadband is a key component of a 21st Century economy.

I actually speak from experience. I until recently lived in Crozet, a small town right at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is also near UVA and as such my little town was wired for broadband about as soon as the nearest big town, Charlottesville.

A lot of professors live in Crozet and they need their broadband.

I recently had to move closer to Washington DC but I was still keen to live in the countryside. Unfortunately we had been spoiled in Crozet. Just 30 miles outside of DC most of the places we wanted to live, we could not live, because of the lack of broadband. I need it for my work.

So we moved into town. It’s a nice town. I just miss tapping on my laptop as the cows stroll by.

Click here for the story on rural broadband.