Selection Step 3b: Components of an Appropriate Last Mile Connectivity Solution

Structure

The structure of the entity delivering service will be determined by the availability of options in the policy and regulatory market environment (see section in Step 2 discussing different categorical classifications). The overall policy and regulatory environment for Internet connectivity in any given country will contribute significantly to either enabling and encouraging new service deployment for unconnected communities, or act as a gating impediment. Depending on the type of last-mile connectivity intervention selected, and on the overall policy environment, different last-mile connectivity intervention types will face different regulatory issues.

Table 31: Regulatory issues by organizational structure