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CNET News: Geekcorps: A Peace Corps for Techies

Feb 28, 2006, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

"How do you bring the Internet to countries like Mali, where more than 70 percent of the population is illiterate and the telecommunications infrastructure barely exists?

"You use the radio.

"Equipped with dust-resistant PCs, digital audio broadcasting equipment and antennas assembled from salvage, local radio broadcasters are emerging as ersatz Internet service providers in the West African nation, thanks in part to a program initiated by Geekcorps..."

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