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Broadband Internet for Africa

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Science  06 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5881, pp. 1261
DOI: 10.1126/science.1161105

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Imagine a major research university with tens of thousands of students trying to access the Internet through a single U.S. household connection. That is the present situation in most African universities. Students there theoretically have access to Science through several journal archives for the developing world. In practice, most could never download it.