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Internet prices can constrain access in Africa

Internet prices in sub-Saharan Africa vary wildly, from $3037 per megabits per second (Mbit/s) in Chad to $8 in Ghana, though the region’s average is $366 Mbit/s overall.

A major trend, though, is how geography affects these prices, as landlocked countries pay an average $365 more than coastal countries per Mbit/s. Given that much of Africa recieves its internet via (albeit expensive) undersea cables, coastal countries have much easier access.

New initiatives to provide internet via low-orbit satellites and high-altitude balloons offer the hope of more accessible, cheaper internet for all, though still have a long way to go when it comes to cost and reach.

Source: www.brookings.edu