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From: Daniel Pimienta
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Steven Huter)
CC: email@example.com (Bernard Zaugg)
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 08:33:50 -0400
As for Haiti, the last mile is extending more than we all would
like but it is a question of days or weeks now rather than months.
And REHRED have already an experimental Internet address.
Basically, the news are:
1) ACN the commercial ISP have a system ready for Internet in Haiti,
and is tuning the system and trying to have the sufficient amount
of local access line to satisfy the demand.
Contact Schiller Jean Baptiste at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) REHRED is now well organized with a Council of Directors, a President,
and an operational team leaded by the coordinador, Bernard Zaugg
(email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). The quality of the institutional
and organisational layers is extremely promising (all the main actors,
like Kiskeya and Haitian University, have integrated the REHRED federative
concept in a very democratic fashion; REHRED have established a sound
plan for growth with identfied ressources). There is no official plan
on the Soros side, but the people are cooperation-minded and eventually
this would add to the figure.
The non profit network is emerging from three agreements:
-An agreement between ACN and REHRED for the access to the international
connectivity capacity of the commercial provider.
-An agreement between AUPELF and REHRED where AUPELF facilitates the
node infrastructure and local connectivity and both institution
cooperate in their respective projects (academic and NGO access
for REHRED, francophone access for AUPELF, below the REFER flag).
-An agreement between FUNREDES and REHRED where we continue providing
assistence in several layers (strategy, methodology, training).
This is a wonderful model for cooperation between various entities, the
last mile though is somehow painful and we are all a bit frustrated to
see the delay increasing but soon that will only be a bad souvenir!
Daniel Pimienta Tel.(Home):+1 809 686 2804 (*)
President FUNREDES Tel. (Ofc):+1 809 682 7060 (*)
Networks and Development Foundation Fax: +1 809 689 3388
C/O BCLE Casa de Francia email@example.com
Calle Conde esq. Las Damas http://www.funredes.org
PO BOX 2972 http://www.funredes.org/pimienta
Santo Domingo (Republica Dominicana) (*) Tape recorder
Seminarios INTERNET Para Profesionales Tel.: +1 809 685 0059 (*)
Servicios de disenho de WWW http://www.funredes.org/internet
Otros servicios INTERNET firstname.lastname@example.org