When thinking about the value of mobile networks, it is easy to focus on commercial value and the business case for service providers. However, governments and public bodies are starting to realise the high socio-economic value that connectivity brings. "Digital Poverty" or the "Digital Divide" are terms increasingly used to recognise the difference that connectivity can make to individuals, households and businesses. But are existing commercially-driven deployment models for wireless working well enough to deliver these socially motivated services or is a change in approach needed?
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