Why East African Internet Costs Remain High Despite Seacom

The East African Community has clarified that prices of broad band Internet connection will reduce on the Internet subscription as a result of connecting to the SEACOM undersea cable when other players come onto the market starting next month.In a press release last week, the Deputy Secretary General of the EAC in charge of Infrastructure and Planning, Mr Alloys Mutabingwa, said the block and key partners like the International Telecommunication Union, the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the EU, are collaborating in putting in place modalities that would lead to interconnecting capitals and major African cities with ICT broadband infrastructure and strengthen connectivity to the rest of the world by 2012.To read this report from East African Business Week in full, see:
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