英語を聞く: New broadband for Africa?

From BBC Learning English
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by Martin Plaut

The arrival of the mobile phone has revolutionised communications across Africa, but with more than half the continent already owning one, what is the next leap forward? Investors are putting their money into high speed internet.

(…) Mr Daya, formerly chief executive of one of Africa’s largest cell-phone operators, says broadband can also be delivered by satellite. (…)

Moez Daya: “I would imagine that a twenty dollar subscription for a bandwidth of somewhere around four megabits a second is entirely achievable and feasible, and probably commercially sensible”.

Within two years, says Mr Daya, this could mean African children playing internet games, (…) while their fathers (…) enjoy football on their mobile phones.

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Many countries in Africa are low developed countries. Do you think that the spread of Internet may change it? How?
2. How often do you use Internet? What do you use it for?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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