South Korea to provide Iran with 100,000 broadband Internet lines
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran and South Korea (news - web sites) have signed a 40 million dollar deal for the provision of 100,000 broadband Internet lines to the Islamic republic.
The accord, signed here in the presence of the telecommunications ministers of the two countries, involves the Iranian companies Asia-Tak and Arsh, and Korea Telecom.
Iranian press reports said Thursday that the lines will be provided to some 20 Iranian cities, with Asia-Tak designated as the private access provider.
Iran began to offer ADSL Internet access earlier this year, but lines are still limited in number and geographical placement. The Islamic republic has an estimated three million Internet users.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
Oh dear, if the lines are anything like those in South Korea, pretty soon the USA (the backwater place) will be behind Iran...