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Bringing Bangladesh into internet age July 12, 2008

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I first came across the article from the link of ‘The 3rd World View’ that refers to The International Herard Tribune which cited the venture of a
group of Bangladeshi expatriates.

They thought of a plan to bring affordable Internet access to their homeland through a blend of high-end wireless technology and social entrepreneurship.

The service, a joint venture between several Bangladeshi-born U.S. citizens and an Internet company based in Oregon, couples paid service for consumers and businesses with free access for schools, and employs a seldom-deployed wireless system.

“We are unique in terms of our vision,” said Reaz Shaheed, chief executive of the venture, AlwaysOn Network Bangladesh. “We are not interested only in profit. We also have a social agenda.”

We hope the success of the initiative.
For details see the Tribune.
The 3rd World View also refers to another news in Yahoo where it is said that Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) took the move to expand the use of information technology to tens of thousands of villages where 70 percent of the country’s 144 million people live, the commission said. The decision makes broadband services free for the state-run 37,500 primary schools and cuts charges by 75 percent for thousands of state-run high schools, colleges, madrassas and universities.

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