Zimbabwe satellite Internet link restored

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at center.osis.gov
Thu Sep 28 16:12:26 UTC 2006

On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 09:24:30AM -0400, Jared Mauch wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 09:58:42AM +0100, Alexander Harrowell wrote:
> > 
> > I'm a little surprised they came back up. I can certainly see the
> > benefit for the regime to have - unavoidably, no money! - no Internet
> > for the public (whilst they no doubt have private
> > bgan/thuraya/whatever).
> 	Or it could be a sign that the internet is sufficently valuable
> to the government that they must restore the link.  Some may be a bit
> suspicious of the internet being that critical, but it just may be the case.

Of course it's valuable.  If the major donors to the government coffers
say so.  (Apologies if that's TOO cynical, but it seems to be a trend in
some countries having that kind of problem.)

Joe Yao
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