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New hope for better internet access in Africa

A company in Kenya has created a wireless Internet router that is said to be able to help areas where electricity currents fluctuate making the service undependable.

“Founded in early 2008, Ushahidi is known primarily for its open-source software applications, but is now launching its first piece of hardware, called the BRCK. One of the BRCK’s designers says the “backup generator for the Internet” was created for anyone looking for reliable Internet use and will be particularly useful in Africa and other underdeveloped places.”

It seems the concept of high-speed internet access in Africa isn’t too far away. How will these technological innovations help shape the continent?

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