Introduction: Navigating the Solutions Guide

Step 1

Identify unconnected communities

Step 2

Review options from existing solutions

Step 3

Select best fit solutions by matching viability subject to constraints

Step 4

Implement interventions to extend affordable connectivity service


1a – Understand background challenges in mapping access and adoption 1b – Select a Top-Down and/or Bottoms-Up mapping approach 1c – Map key elements: network infrastructure assets, potential demand and financial viability, and constraints on technology options


2a – Review the case study database of last-mile connectivity solutions 2b – Understand major characteristics, and trade-offs, of different interventions 2c – Utilize the categorization / typology of interventions


3a – Selecting an affordable last-mile connectivity solution 3b – Components of an appropriate last-mile connectivity solution 3c – The decision matrix for feasible solutions 3d – Additional tools to assess solutions


4a – Options for intervention – Introduction 4b – Options for intervention - market efficiency actions 4c – Options for intervention- one time financing (smart subsidy) 4d – Options for intervention- recurring financing / subsidy 4e – Examples of options (from case study submissions)