Monday, March 21, 2005

Moscow to install internet kiosks

It looks like the city of Moscow is about to install a publicly-funded interactive kiosk network. Here is the entire text of the article, since it's so short:

"MOSCOW, March 21 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Moscow has taken a decision to open newspaper kiosks with access to the Internet, the daily Novye Izvestia writes. The first such kiosk has opened in the Maryino neighborhood in north-western Moscow. It does not only sell fresh newspapers but also gives access to the Internet, including to pay for services of mobile communication providers.

Before 2007 Moscow will have 150 kiosks of the new generation, which will provide public access to the Internet web. Each will have a terminal for access to any information of interest. Muscovites will get free reference services on the basis of access to information portals of the city, area and district organs of power and other sites.

The municipal authorities also say that the range of printed media on sale will be much larger than on regular newsstands."

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