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Contradictory connectivity: spatial imaginaries and technomediated positionalities in Kenya's outsourcing sector

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East Africa has traditionally been characterized by stark barriers to nonproximate communication and flows of information. It was the world’s last major region without fibre-optic broadband Internet access, and until the summer of 2009 had been forced to rely on slow and costly satellite connectivity. This all changed when the first of four fibreoptic cables was connected in Kenya: bringing with it the promise of fast and affordable Internet access for the masses, and the ability of the count...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Environment and Planning A Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
4
Pages:
867-883
Publication date:
2015-04-01
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ISSN:
0308-518X and 1472-3409
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pubs:524904
URN:
uri:99f7db39-f6a7-4575-9ec7-951a697eff53
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uuid:99f7db39-f6a7-4575-9ec7-951a697eff53
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pubs:524904
Paper number:
4

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