I’ve been eagerly awaiting Harry Karanja’s third installment of his story on setting up an internet cafe in rural Kenya. He writes about it at his blog Startups in Kenya. This is one of the reasons I get so charged up about blogging in Africa. It accelerates the learning curve for so many others.
Read each of these blog posts to see why mobile is going to be (already?) HUGE in Africa. A fascinating story.
Part 1: Internet in the Village
My friend then threw down the gauntlet. “Hey Harry, you claim you’re an entrepreneur and a techie, why not setup the internet infrastructure in Njoro?” I started to protest but then held off as I thought about it. Could it really be done? What were the challenges? How would I approach it?
Before I could commit to the project (and the money) I had to make sure that I could get internet to the cyber quickly and inexpensively. I went shopping for an ISP in Nakuru and what I found was mostly disappointing.
Part 3… Still waiting! Come on Harry, tell us some more.