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Friday, March 19, 2004

 

European Union funds broadband access for 100 rural areas

The European Union is contributing 5 million euros towards an 8.5 million euro project to supply 100 rural areas around Europe with broadband access. The project is known as TWISTER -- short for "Terrestrial Wireless Infrastructure integrated with Satellite Telecommunications for E-Rural". Subscribers within an area are connected with Wi-Fi with backhaul provided by a 2-way satellite link. 30 to 40 areas in France, Sweden, Poland, Greece and Malta have been chosen so far with more towns in other countries expected to be selected in the future.

(Link from Jim Baller at the Baller Herbst Law Group via his mailing list)

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