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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Sept 22, 2006 2:23:41 GMT -6
Internet In Zimbabwe disconnected Over Unpaid Bill
Internet services in Zimbabwe almost ground to a halt Thursday after fixed telephone provider TelOne said it had been disconnected from a satellite link for racking up arrears of 710,000 dollars.
"We have been disconnected but we have since written a letter to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) explaining our situation that we need 710,000 US dollars to offset our dues," Wellington Makamure, the state-owned TelOne's managing director told AFP.
"They (RBZ) have helped us before and we are hopeful that the funds will be made available," to bail the firm out, he said. The move has resulted in slower browsing speeds for internet users.
"This is catastrophic as all legal Internet Service Providers (ISPs) utilise TelOne for their outgoing bandwidth to the World Wide Web as well as for e-mail traffic," MWeb, the country's largest ISP, said in a statement.