Are fixed phones a viable solution for development anymore?

Title: Are fixed phones a viable solution for development anymore?
Author Editor: pcastillo
Source: AshokaTech
Date (published): 08/12/2009
Date (accessed): 09/12/2009
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes (HTML)
Abstract:
Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow Madan Mohan Rao, founder of Rural Telecom Foundation, has modified an almost-extinct technology to serve the specific communication needs of rural India. The RTF is using a modified party line system on the wire line service of the BSNL (government owned telecom company), to provide connectivity to villagers as a group rather than as individual subscribers.
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