SEATTLE TIMES: Singapore’s high-tech network

The government announced plans in 1996 to link every household,
school and office in the city-state to an ultrafast network
offering information, shopping, entertainment and Internet

The project received support from some big high-tech companies,
including investments by Microsoft and Motorola.

But only 30,000 Singaporeans – just 1 percent of the population
– use it.

If we build it, will they come?

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