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Re: Zimbabwe satellite Internet link restored
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). 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.