ISP - Net access for country folk

  • 2007-09-26
  • By Kimberly Kweder
VILNIUS - In Vilnius, getting connected is easy 's Internet cafes and WiFi hotspots infest almost every street corner in the big city.In the countryside, however, it's a different story. Around 20 percent of Lithuania's population lives in rural areas, spread out among about 23,000 small villages. Providing Internet access for this sector is, needless to say, a challenge, especially when so many people in the countryside can't afford computers. Enter RIAPs, or Rural Internet Access Points, a government-funded project that sets up computer services and Internet access for small commu...
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