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Fijians Gaining Access To Internet

Members of these communities will be able to browse the Internet and use web chat services such as Skype to keep in touch with relatives and friends living in other parts of Fiji and overseas.

The local community will also have access to a range of other services.

Users will be able to scan documents so that they can be saved on a computer and sent over the Internet. Printing services will also be available.

The Minister said that this project was part of the Government's ongoing efforts to forge a smarter, better connected and more modern Fiji.

"As we continue to support the expansion of internet connectivity to more and more households in Fiji, Telecentres are a community-based solution that will hasten this process for Fijians living in rural and remote communities."

The Minister said that it was critical to balance long-term national polices with service delivery to individual Fijians.

"It is really a combination of a top-down and a bottom-up approach. While we work to develop our broadband capacity in order to spur economic development and create new opportunities for business, education, health, and finance, we are also working at the grassroots level – in individual schools and communities," the Minister added.

"It is only through such a balanced approach that we will be able to establish Fiji as the hub for telecommunications in the Pacific."

SOURCE The Republic of Fiji

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