Crossing Channels is a podcast series produced jointly by the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST). It aims to offer interdisciplinary perspectives on significant challenges facing society today with one episode per month starting November 1st.
Episode 4 - Broadband before bridges: can digital technologies leapfrog the obstacles to development? with Dr Stephanie Diepeveen (Bennett Institute), Professor Stéphane Straub (IAST), and Dr Rehema Msulwa (Bennett Institute).
This episode discusses the potential of digital technologies to change infrastructure priorities in developing countries. Experts from the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) consider what counts as infrastructure, whether ‘leapfrogging’ is a useful term, emerging digital divides, and the impact of foreign (particularly American and Chinese) tech giants in this space.