Talk on broadband services in rural and remote areas has been the pastime of all the stakeholders in developing countries but walking on this talk has been unremarkable. The ubiquitous reason given for this state-of- affairs has been the so called “lack of business case”. The main objective of this crowd-sourced study was to explore the implementable models to make the business of rural broadband happen.
The imminent needs which came out are Technological Architecture, Affordable Tariff, Facilitating Regulation, Alternate Funding options to enable a “Sustainable Business Model”. This book brings out an innovative business model like “HotSpot-as-Managed Service “ & Architecture named Everything on Tower (EOT), tailor-made for rural, based on 5L principles (Low cost, Low Power, Low Maintenance, Local Control, Local Content).