Last Mile Initiative

"USAID's Last Mile Initiative (LMI) is a global program to expand the access of the rural poor to communications. It was launched in April 2004 ... to spur increases in productivity and transform the develop[ment] prospects of farmers, small business, new startups and other organizations in rural areas presently underserved by the world's major voice and data telecommunications networks." (USAID website)


LMI has had activities in Africa. Some of its projects have been undertaken with the dot-ORG program. It is not known if this program has been involved any localisation. [need updates]