Bangladesh goes broadband, world gets flatter
On Tuesday, Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia inaugurated a new country-wide, government-sponsored 10-gigabits-per-second fiber-optic network. The Asian Tribune reports that the project connects 97 miles of overland fiber to the SEA-Me-WE-4 submarine cable, a 12,400-mile undersea fiber network financed by a 16-party multinational consortium. The underwater cables will eventually link 14 countries from Singapore to France. The fact that Bangladeshis may soon have higher-speed connections than Americans has set off a gripe-fest among envious Digg readers. "When can I get one?" asks one reader. Another speculates that higher-speed Internet access will be "perfect for the new Dell call centers."
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