At 12:33 +0100 23/9/97, Ben Parker wrote:
>On Sun, 21 Sep 1997, Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
>> The big providers are owned by US based corporates, the small
>> providers are just that, small providers with hacked equipment and
>Not correct. AfricaOnline is part of Prodigy, and SwiftKenya is part of
>the multinational but ARCC, Form-Net, InterConnect (all 64k plus) and
>several live Internet sub-ISPs (for example Net2000, NairobiNet) as well
>as the store and forward providers are locally financed and owned as far
>as I have heard. The Kenya Telecommunications Bill attempts to legislate
>with regard to local ownership, I believe.
I did not say who owned the small providers.
I said the big providers are corporates and the small providers are
small providers, using hacked equipment and hacked software.
And I stand by this. (I can go into details if you wish).
Dr. Eberhard W. Lisse\ / Swakopmund State Hospital
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