I too am looking for some information on internet connectivity in rural Ghana for educational/school use. Your information was very helpful and I would be grateful if you could supply additional information such as the name of company that offers the satellite services, and any pointers to vendors of wireless communication devices/ISPs.
Your help is much appreciated.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
> I am talking to a company that offers these services,that use
> satellites with a footprint that covers Ghana. The feasability all
> depends on speed required and resources investable. For a single
> user to get on the 'Net a satellite solution would probably still be
> prohibitively expensive.
> How far is it to the closest land line? A wireless link might be a better
> solution and might be financed by sharing the link with other users,
> even if they only want access to a phone line. A sattelite link will be
> expensive to both aquire and use, a wireless link will be (almost as)
> expensive to aquire but almost costless to use. A wireless link of
> up to 10 miles might also be more stable. Of course the link speed
> for Internet access would then be limited to modem speeds.
> Have you also checked with the power company? They are supposed
> to have links running on or along with power lines. This may be an
> option if the demand is for higher speed - and may be even more
> reliable - but depends on how far the power company has progressed
> on selling bandwith.
> Best regards
> Jorn Grotnes
> Ghana / The Gambia