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Re: Zimbabwe satellite Internet link restored

  • From: Alexander Harrowell
  • Date: Thu Sep 28 05:03:13 2006
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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

On 9/28/06, Sean Donelan <[email protected]> wrote:
Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank authorized release of TelOne's, the state
communications operator, payment of satellite charges to Intelsat in
foreign currency.  Intelsat restored its satellite link, which was
the primary Internet connection for most ISPs in Zimbabwe.

To raise hard currency, TelOne is trying to get diplomatic missions and
ISPs to pay in foreign currency for Internet service.