What Works: n-Logue's Rural Connectivity Modelby -
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n-Logue Communications is setting up a sustainable network of wirelessly-connected Internet kiosks in rural villages throughout India. Through the kiosks, villagers are able to access a wide-range of relevant local language content and services aimed at enhancing the quality of life of rural Indians. To enable its rapid expansion, n-Logue has employed a three-tiered franchisee model that empowers local entrepreneurs to invest in and help run the network. As the company scales, there is enormous potential to leverage n-Logue's rural networks in ways that take advantage of both existing and new technologies in the areas of health, finance, agriculture, e-government and civil society empowerment.