Networking in Latin America: view from the fringe.
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Networking in Latin America: view from the fringe (Pietrosemoli, Ermanno) Abstract Merida is a small university town perched on a mesa between two rivers at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, the northern end of the Andes range. Although the view of the snow capped mountains has been a source of inspiration for academics for centuries, at a distance of 700 km by mountain roads from Caracas, it hardly qualifies as a technology Mecca. Yet in the last decade it has seen the birth of the first academic computer network in Venezuela and a Wide Area, Broadband, Wireless Data Communication Network that was recognised by SuperComm'98 as the best in the Remote Access category. Publicado en: Latin America Fourth Quarter Issue 2000: Consolidating the Gains and Delivering on the Promise. http://www.connect-world.com/