Bangladesh Internet has wheels

Bangladesh Internet has wheels

Women on bicycles bring digital age to impoverished nation
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Bangladeshi Info Lady Mehedi Akthar Misty, right, helps Amina Begum, 45, use Skype to talk with her husband from a remote impoverished farming village. Dozens of “Info Ladies” bike into remote villages with laptops and Internet connections to help people access government services and communicate with distant loved ones.
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Sathi Akhtar, a 29-year-old Bangladeshi woman known as Tattahakallayani, or Info Lady, shows a 15-minute video on a laptop at one of her weekly meetings in Saghata, a remote, impoverished farming village in Gaibandha district, 120 miles north of the capital, Dhaka. Info Ladies aims to bring the benefits of the Internet to the most remote and poorest of the country’s residents.
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“Info Ladies” pedal their way to Saghata. Theirs is a vital service in a country where only 5 million of 152 million people have Internet access.
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