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To: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
Sent: 16 November 1999 04:02
Subject: Re: Cocos E-mail
>- what is the cost of E-mail & Internet connectivity in CC ?
The Cocos Islands are services by a dedicated 64K leased line. The Tail
end is connected to Telstra Big Pond. The Island ISP is CCnet - Cocos
Community Network is arguably one of worlds most remote. Users in the
Centtral Bussines District have permant connections, home users dial into a
20 port modem bank. The email servers and web servers are telehoused in
The cost of the Satelite Connection and maintainace of the ISP is roughly
11K per month. The all costs are under written by Internet Services
Corporation of Seattle (The .CC registry http://www.nic.cc) Access to the
internet is $5 per year (unlimited access) - Must join ccnet.
> roughly how many people now use the service ? How widespread is it ?
So far limited mainly to corporate users and government agencies, although
about 10% of the population use it for home use.
An IT center is being built on Home Islands (by ISC) and this should
siginificantly increase the up take amoung the Malay community.
> is it full internet or just e-mail at the moment ?
> who are the people to talk to if someone is looking to
> obtain Internet access in CC ? Details of connectivity provider ?
CCnet http://www.netdns.cc - see contact details