Superhighway doesn't go to the country

  • 1998-08-06
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Although obstacles still remain, in recent years it has become easier to access the Internet in Riga. The same can not be said for rural Latvia, where logging on can still seem almost impossible.Barriers to Internet access in cities are magnified in the countryside, according to Bruno Martuzans, the director of educational programs at LatNet, the largest Internet service provider in Latvia. Lack of a telephone is much more common out of town. At the end of last year, there were only 244 residential phones for every 1,000 inhabitants in Latvia, and phone ownership was concentrated in ...
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