Internet News - In Brief

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- According to an insider, the Egyptian Government wanted to charge one East coast fibre consortium US$600 million for transit rights up the Suez Canal. Some distance here between rhetoric and intentions in breaking down the digital divide.

- The long-awaited RASCOM satellite will go into orbit in December this year. Backed by the African Development Bank among others, it aims to offer its incumbent investors the opportunity to connect rural villages.