A colleague pointed out today that the Associate Press carried a story
today describing how Bushnet in Kampala delivers the Internet via HF
radio to "rebel-held Congo" for about US$1 per kb.
If you'd like to read the article online, you'll need to point to this
The second line follows the question mark without any intervening
space. I suspect it won't be at that address for long.
The article says only $1600 in equipment (including the computer) is required
by Bushnet to provide its service -- I'd understood the cost of the equipment
to be closer to $10,000, including the computer. The author says Bushnet
intends to establish links to "at least two dozen other towns in remote
Taty Kaliba is listed as Bushnet's representative in Goma. He is reported to
have said he has 210 subscribers in Goma alone -- rebels, the missionaries,
The article says the rebels first confiscated Bushnet's server in Goma,
fearing it might be used to send reports to Kinshasa, but then returned the
equipment and signed up as a subscriber.
Jeff @ Washington
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