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Fast internet brings tech jobs to Nairobi’s poor neighbourhoods

Fast internet brings tech jobs to Nairobi’s poor neighbourhoods

MONICA NJERI DANIEL NZOMA'S face glows in the light of a computer screen as he reviews computer codes used for driverless cars and crop disease detection, an unusual job in Nairobi's crowded Pipeline neighbourhood. Nzoma's job, which includes "geotagging", needs reliable and fast internet connectivity that used not to be available in Pipeline. But start-up company Poa Internet is aiming to provide fast, cheap internet to low-income Kenyan neighbourhoods, such as Pipeline. "The geotagging really requires high internet speed for you to be accurate," said Nzoma, as hawkers and horns blared outside his home. Companies often outsource work that underpins…
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