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8404: Electricity (fwd)
From: Constantin Severe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I don't know how the rates for electricity or telephones are tiered in
Haiti but in the US home phone service is basically subsidized by businesses
who pay a much higher rate. It is the same story with rural/ subsidized by
city residents and local-- subsidized by long distance users. This is an
oversimplification, it is not an actual subsidy but has the same effect.
There is also a fee on most phone bills to support universal service.
If the Haitian Gov't ever got its act together this could be a solution
along with direct government subsidies. For all Haitians to finally make it
into the 20th Century much less the 21st Century, electrical and phone
service needs to be available at reasonable rates.
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