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At the moment, the dominant form of internet access across Africa is through mobile networks which offer a metered internet. The ideal situation would be where people have a fiber connection.
From January 2021, people in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of Congo, will be able to make and receive calls, send or receive SMS and use mobile data out of the geographical location of their home mobile telephone networks without extra charges.
The purpose of Kenya's Universal Services Fund is to promote access to ICT services and promote capacity building and innovation in ICT services in Kenya. To date, the fund has helped set up voice infrastructure and services in 67 locations, and provision of internet connection to 885 schools.
Facebook has been investing millions of dollars into telecommunications infrastructure and partnerships to connect Africans to the Internet. However, it has not been clear what the impact of these investments has been.