Community action to bridge Indonesia’s digital divide

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Indonesia’s legal landscape is difficult to traverse. Particularly when two ministries are at odds with each other and represent significantly different interests.

This is the case when it comes to telecommunications and development of internet capability, where the drive for financial gain is pitted against the impetus for rural villagers to have access to the digital world.

Volunteers are working with villages to connect them up, but it’s not without challenges.

The Wire speaks with Onno Purbo ahead of his talk at Digital Indonesia: Opportunities in the Digital Revolution.

 

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