am a believer in high tech, specifically Information Technology
But here in the Philippines, IT does not always the need, or should i say, “Some parts of The Philippines is not ready yet for High Technology”
Imagine this, you have transfer to a new location. With you are all of your IT
equipment, opening your computer for the first time. you notice, you don't have
a land line phone connection.
Asking your neighbor “can i use your phone, i want to call the phone company for a phone connection”
your neighbor will answer. “We have no Land line phone here”
and your neighbor smiles.
Having all your IT equipment, IT knowledge and the simple need is a phone line.
No phone line for call or to Internet.
If you think the phone line is a problem, no not that one.
Phone line problem is easy.
On some parts of the country, there's still no electricity yet.
Today am doing this article at a local Internet shop, we have no electricity.
So my conclusion, is electricity and IT can't be separated.
If you want progress in a country, one (government) must first give the essentials.
Power is IT ... Without power there's no IT.
The fact that the phone cables are thief friendly, :)
one of the phone company's problem is, in some location the subdivision owner don't allow phone cable in there premises.
Phone company's have battle this, by making the land line phone “wireless”.
Not only the land line phones become wireless, but also the broadband connection are wireless.
I think making the “wireless” connections for Landline phones and broadband, Are also cheaper to market.
But still if you don't have electricity you don't have phones and broadband connections :)