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Re: Networking in Africa...

  • From: alex
  • Date: Tue Dec 03 10:16:11 2002

> [email protected] wrote:
>  > Try finding some IP connectivity while in Nigeria. You would be
>  > hard-pressed, even if you are willing to pay enormous $$.
> Having worked and lived in Nigeria while consulting with several ISPs
> there, I can assure you this is incorrect. In large cities such as
> Lagos, you can't stand on the street and spit without hitting an
> Internet cafe, many of which are open 24-hours-a-day (419ers never
> sleep). $15 will get you all night (11pm - 7am) access in an air
> conditioned cafe with their own fast VSAT connection. I am _not_ joking-
> there are thousands of Internet cafes throughout Lagos State on almost
> every street. Many smaller towns in all parts of the country will often
> have at least one Internet cafe around.

Substitute thousands for dozens, $15 for ($15 for access via their
software) $50 and you may get to plug in your laptop.