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LinuxWorld (AU): Linux fertilises the GrowZone

Jul 20, 2000, 13:07 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Traditionally, regional communities in Australia have been left behind when it comes to adopting new technologies due the large numbers of isolated towns and cities. This has been no more apparent than with the Internet. Many rural communities simply have not been given the opportunity to get online, let alone enjoy all the benefits available to Australians in the highly populated cities. However, thanks to the initiative of two avid Linux users, a network spanning more than 45 towns over an area of 412 000 square kilometres in Southern Inland Queensland has now been established."

"GrowZone Online (www.growzone.net.au) provides affordable internet access to thousands of people. Since Internet access in the region was extremely costly at $6-$12 per hour, there was little or no use. Furthermore, commercial ISPs saw little economic interest due to low return on investments. With GrowZone Online being a non-profit organisation, combined with all the local access points established, Internet access is charged at local call rates of $2.85 per hour."

"GrowZone Online is a project of the Growzone Development Network which is a Regional Economic Development Organisation. The network conducts projects designed to boost the region's economies."

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