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

The range of options facing any single intervention are extensive and the process of filtering the characteristics of the constraints can be linear (e.g. a decision tree) or iterative (determines a good fit on the basis of all of the inputs and constraints unique to each situation). Presented below in Table 33 is one such decision matrix that can help filter relevant intervention options based on the situation characteristics and constraints presented above. The affordability and usage criteria may be applied ex ante to the selection process based on the decisions made to limit interventions to those that meet certain thresholds of service price for predetermined service levels.

Table 33: A decision matrix for appropriate solutions