Internet Connectivity News - In Brief


- The TESPOK consortium seeking to compete with Jambonet have made their licence application to Kenya’s regulator CCK.

- The cost of surfing the Internet in all Internet cafes in Ugandan town Jinja has been reduced to Shs 40 per minute, from Shs 50 per minute. The reduction in the charges comes in the wake of stiff competition in the cyber café business since the opening in December 2002 of six more Internet cafes. There are to eight Internet cafes in Jinja town. The cost of surfing the net in town has been falling from the initial Shs100, to Shs 75 per minute at the close of 2001, then dropping to Shs 50 in the middle of 2002.