At 5:12 PM 19/1/96, Jeff Cochrane wrote:
>Dr. Lisse writes:
>> Remember we are talking Ruanda here. Turnkey is fine and all but
>> how expensive? Sustainability is of utmost precedence. Would one
>> want to go with that particular ISP?
>I'd venture a guess to say that the enquiry about Rwanda was to
>support a UN effort, and not directly to promote the development of
>publicly accessible and sustainable Internet access there. Have
>budget, will connect... 8*) It would be nice, assuming the UN is
>going to spend all that money, for them to pause now and then to
>think about sustainability issues along the way. Perhaps something
>can be made of their investment for the longer term.
Your guess is wrong, Paul is doing a fact finding mission for the
By the way, there is currently no UN Internet effort in Africa that is
even remotely concerned about sustainability...
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