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Can Ubuntu Linux Close the Digital Divide?

Aug 04, 2008, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Still, low-cost PCs also need broadband. And in many cases, broadband isn't available — especially in rural U.S. regions. In early 2007, The VAR Guy visited Vermont and sat in a meeting where local IT experts described how hundreds of miles of fiber optics sat in the ground and remained unlit. Verizon, it seemed, couldn't find a business case to light the fiber and exited the region. Ouch."

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