The City of Cape Town selected decision analysis partners to provide Technical Assistance for the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain Digital Inclusion project. This project included assessment of technical solutions, business and operational models, potential partners and community conditions and attitudes related to extending free and affordable broadband options to communities in the Cape Town townships of Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain. The project was funded by the U.S. Trade Development Agency.
The City adopted the recommendations of the Technical Assistance and in Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain, residents have access to 3GB of data per day, well above the standard 100MB in other areas. Cape Town and the Western Cape government are continuing to expand the deployment of the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain digital inclusion network as budget allows and the project is being used as a model for serving other underserved and impoverished communities.