It must be implemented in a manner that keeps the absorptive capacity of target regions in mind
Information and communication technology (ICT) has been shown to be a powerful facilitator for meeting the Millennium Development Goals. This supports the rationale for the roll-out of Internet access as an enabler of development. However, the provision of basic services using ICT is dependent on the availability of other complementary inputs. This means the decision on the level of a particular ICT service to be provided cannot be made without reference to the presence of those other inputs. The build-out of networks far in advance of the absorptive capacity of a region would therefore appear to be wasteful.