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Geekcorps: A Peace Corps For Techies


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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:59 AM

How do you bring the Internet to countries like Mali, where more than 70 percent of the population is illiterate and the telecommunications infrastructure barely exists? Last modified: February 28, 2006, 4:00 AM PST By Michael Kanellos Staff Writer, CNET News.com You use the radio. Equipped with dust-resistant PCs, digital audio broadcasting equipment and antennas assembled from salvage, local radio broadcasters are emerging as ersatz Internet service providers in the West African nation, thanks in part to a program initiated by Geekcorps, a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultivating high-tech skills and businesses in the world's emerging nations.

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