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Safaricom pledges to link rural farmers with Internet

Published on September 08, 2016

Telecommunications giant Safaricom is betting on farmers in rural areas to generate traffic on its Internet infrastructure whose upgrade is focused on connecting them to ease their access to markets.

The telco yesterday said it is channelling a portion of its annual Sh32 billion capital expenditure to improve Internet access in the rural areas with an aim of attaining 80 per cent 3G mobile network coverage across the country.

The telco has already earmarked 23,000 public primary schools for internet connection that are expected to act as catalyst for connecting rural homes and businesses. Read more. Source | Daily Nation