I believe that a lot of this can be automated. Can we not perhaps explore an adjacent vector: government spending on any consumer commodity for distribution? In South Africa what jumps to mind is subsidized set top boxes for digitial migration, as well as USAF obligations. But I’m sure there must me plenty of others.
There has been Under Serviced Area Funds (I think that’s what USAF stands for, and I think it originated from the UN and ITU) - that have resulted in dumping of equipment at numerous locations in South Africa - equipment that went unused and gathered dust - the chief incentive for doing so having been the profit made by the proprietors who supplied the equipment - and the ability for the operators under obligation to use that tick a box in their USAF requirements. In my opinion, “dumping” equipment can be a viable solution, if it’s the right equipment - and this relegates the administrative duties to the operators who are already competent in such - eg. Something solar powered, that broadcasts its own instructions for use. For example, a solar powered mesh node that broadcasts educational videos via Wi-Fi - and that will automatically connect to the internet and update itself when connectivity becomes available.
I am personally currently struggling to make ends meet, but am doing just ad-hoc work so I can keep working on some of these ideas - if anyone wants to team up to tackle this more comprehensively. Hopefully someone wealthy will read this and somehow buy into it and just roll with it and we won’t have to. This is not something ridiculous to say, and I have seen it happen.