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17:07

How mobile phones could bring public services to people in developing countries

PBS MediaShift :: In Santiago, Chile, more than 60% of the poorest citizens don't have access to the Internet. In the rest of the country, that number increases to 80%, and in rural areas, an Internet connection is almost nonexistent. But there are more than 20 million mobile phones in the nation,that's actually around 1.15 cell phones per capita in a nation of 17,094,270 people. And in rural areas, cell phones are king.

Miguel Paz: What if governments of underdeveloped countries create and provide easy ways to access public information and services on mobile phones with an application or open-source web app that could be downloaded from government websites?

Miguel Paz, Continue to read www.pbs.org

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