|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
Annie, If you're referring to country people in the USA, it's easy to get cheap ($20/mo) internet access these days, as most local (and long distance) phone companies now provide such service. If we're talking about people in other countries (say, the middle of Africa), it's a little harder, but not impossible. Take for instance, this report I found on the net: "Remote Internet Access Using Radio and Satellite-based Communication Systems in Tachira and Apure, Venezuela" It can be found at: http://www.forestry.auburn.edu/botten/iaeirfes/text.html It's a very interesting paper, with information about about packet radio networks, like Ham radio operators use. Hope this helps, and have a great day! Keith Little email@example.com
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