United States in surprise fibre rollout investment in South Africa

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The United States will spend millions to assist with the growth of fibre rollouts in South Africa.
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will help fund a fibre rollout feasibility study aimed at expanding reliable and affordable Internet access and digital services to underserved populations living outside of South Africa's major urban centres.

It will contribute $901,188 (around R12.3 million) to the study, which is expected to start within months and be concluded a year after commencement.

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), a South African wholesale open-access fibre infrastructure and connectivity provider, will carry out the study.

The study will evaluate the technical and economic viability of expanding DFA's fibre network into peri-urban and rural areas in 20 districts across the country.

In addition, it will model sustainable business cases and scenarios for delivering…
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