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English translation: denied the right of consumer choice

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06:08 Apr 15, 2000
English to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: disenfranchised communities
Wireless telecommunication is particularly appealing in rural areas of Mexico, where this Company has ignored the opportunities to bring services to the disenfranchised communities, for cost reasons
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English translation:denied the right of consumer choice
Explanation:
Disenfranchised means denied the right to vote. Here it means that these people were denied the right of consumer choice. In other words, they were stuck with crappy phone service because there was only one "Company" providing it.


deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn2.1

is to have a right or privilege taken away.
www.justice.gov.ab.ca/public_education/vocabulary.aspx
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denied the right of consumer choice


Explanation:
Disenfranchised means denied the right to vote. Here it means that these people were denied the right of consumer choice. In other words, they were stuck with crappy phone service because there was only one "Company" providing it.


deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn2.1

is to have a right or privilege taken away.
www.justice.gov.ab.ca/public_education/vocabulary.aspx

Robert Donahue
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