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Strike up the Broadband

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 May 2013

How difficult would it be to start a business without electricity, running water, or a road leading up to the front door of your shop? As communications technology becomes increasingly vital to more and more businesses, internet connectivity is becoming as important as traditional utilities. Yet the quality and speed of business broadband connections remains wildly divergent around the world. Even within countries, some businesses will have world-class services – others, mostly in rural areas, might have no internet connection at all.

In this edition Peter Day hears from businesses and internet experts in the US, Kenya and Britain, and finds out how the internet speeds can boost business – or hold it back.


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