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SEATTLE TIMES: Singapore's high-tech network

Oct 01, 1998, 14:25 (0 Talkback[s])

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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 access.

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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