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Zenzeleni Networks - How a remote South African rural community, with barely any electricity, built its own ISP

Over at Quartz:The Zenzeleni Networks project—Zenzeleni means “do it yourself” in isiXhosa, the Eastern Cape’s most prevalent language—is, as far as we’re aware, South Africa’s first and only Internet Service Provider (ISP) that’s owned and run by a rural cooperative. Just like any ISP, Zenzeleni installs and maintains telecommunications infrastructure and also sells telecommunications services like voice and data.
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