By Ben Uzor, BusinessDay

Four years after the landing of broadband fibre-optic submarine cables, which are supposed to ease the long standing constraints of internet penetration and bandwidth, the expected upgrading of Nigeria’s e-governance, education and healthcare,and others, continue to suffer on account of poor access, especially in the hinterland.

Four cable systems that landed the country have been virtually stranded on the coastline, unable to deliver service to the hinterland, due to the under-developed distribution networks, including national long distance fibre, metro fibre and lastmile connectivity, required to push internet services in-land.

 The federal government had set the target of a five-fold increase in broadband penetration, in consonance with the National Broadband Plan (NBP).

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