Wednesday, June 15, 2005

remote web access . . . or, the great information divide

from IEEE:

According to a report in this month's issue of IEEE Spectrum, the assumption that Internet access in China is only available in modern cities is far from the truth. Thanks to the burgeoning of online services in China's once remote and impoverished villages, the country's rural areas are now making profitable use of the Internet in order to upscale local markets and boost the country's economy. According to the article, private investors, like China Telecom Co., have installed Internet infrastructures in villages and small towns nation-wide which are giving small farmers a chance to run their businesses online. Read more

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