Inside Facebook’s plan to wire Uganda with fibre optic internet… and why it could fail


There is no debating how important Internet connectivity is, by extension, fast Internet connectivity – the type made possible by fiber.

In my opinion, fiber infrastructure requires long-term vision and patient investment capital. If such infrastructure is harnessed correctly, the returns are infinite.

Just think of how physical networks like railways, oil pipelines, and roads spur economic and social activity. In this age, the Internet could potentially have even more extraordinary results, but this may not be the case with Facebook’s fiber optic project in Uganda.

It has been four months since Facebook announced its ambitious 770 km backhaul fiber optic cable project in Uganda.

Uganda Map of Facebook Fiber Project

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