|Last-Mile Digital Connectivity Initiative: Enterprise Landscape|
|This inventory was compiled by the Mobile Solutions, Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project, with funding from USAID, to support the Last-Mile Connectivity Initiative. USAID's Digital Inclusion team within the Center for Digital Development commenced the Last-Mile Connectivity Initiative in 2017 to drive investment, innovation and experimentation into technologies and businesses providing connectivity to marginalized populations. |
Approach and Limitations: The information provided in this inventory was collected through a search and outreach exercise completed in February 2018. The landscaping made a good faith effort to collect as complete and accurate data as possible but may remain incomplete in some instances. It does not represent the entire universe of all last-mile connectivity enterprises that have developed or deployed innovative, market-driven solutions to connect underserved populations. The landscaping is particularly limited in its ability to capture information on companies that advertise in languages other than English. The inventory focused on commercial and go-to-market efforts for affordable connectivity, additional information on community networks and not-for-profit universal connectivity efforts can be found among resources produced by 1WorldConnected available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uClpKtG-cWi-VWlnYyb5iwuqK2D1Jjx5/view.
Feedback or input from LMC entreprises and users is welcome at any time, please contact LMCInitiative@fhi360.org.
Disclaimer: USAID does not endorse individual organizations, products or services. Inclusion in this inventory is not and should not be understood to represent an endorsement, real or implied, of any entity by USAID or the U.S. Government. This inventory is meant for informational use only as a starting point to provide users with potential contacts that could be explored depending on their areas of interest. Users of this spreadsheet are strongly recommended to conduct their own research to supplement the information provided in this spreadsheet. The views and opinions expressed by any entity in this spreadsheet do not necessarily state or reflect those of USAID or the U.S. Government. This spreadsheet includes links to sources outside of the U.S. Government domain. Neither USAID nor the U. S. Government makes any warranty or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information obtained from this spreadsheet or included links.
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|All entries are ordered alphabetically by organization/firm name. The easiest way to find what you are looking for is to use filters. Under Data in the menu bar, select Filter views, then Create new temporary filter view. In the column you want to filter, click on the filter icon, select Filter by condition, text contains, and then type in the keyword you are interested in.|
|For definitions and categorizations used in this inventory, use the "Definitions" sheet.|
|Version 1. Last updated February 6, 2018.|