Digital push is key for rural areas

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The Bangkok Post

It wasn’t long ago that internet connectivity faded the moment one left a populated area like a city or big town — “no service” was the take-away message back then. But thanks to 3G, 4G and now 5G mobile technology, coupled with the widespread installation of cellular towers in rural areas region-wide, that little message shows up much less frequently. Most importantly, the rapid spread of internet connectivity and mobile telephony, reaching into the most remote rural communities, has resulted in countless opportunities to address chronic problems such as poverty, malnutrition and inequality. …

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