Botswana’s digital divide: Unveiling disparities in Internet access

Unequal access: BOCRA data shows huge gaps in internet access in the country
Unequal access: BOCRA data shows huge gaps in internet access in the country

Botswana is known for its economic stability and commitment to progress but the country is facing a new challenge that threatens to exacerbate existing disparities among its citizens.

A comprehensive data analysis reveals a stark contrast in internet access and digital infrastructure across different regions of the country.

According to recent data compiled by the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), there is a notable digital divide in Botswana. Urban centers, including Gaborone, Francistown, and Maun, boast high-speed internet access, while remote areas, such as those in the Kalahari Desert, face limited connectivity options.


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