by Diann Daniel

Brazil Offers Free Internet to Indians in the Amazon

Mar 30, 20071 min
InternetIT Leadership

Technology helps expand rain forest conservation efforts

In an effort to protect the Amazon’the world’s largest rain forest’Brazil will provide Internet signal by satellite to 150 Amazon communities, reports

Environment and communications ministers and the Forest People’s Network signed an agreement on Thursday. The provision of Internet access to native Indian tribes will allow them to report illegal logging and ranching, ask for help, and fortify rain forest preservation efforts. Many of these communites are only reachable by riverboat.

City and State goverments must first install telecenters with computers in selected areas, then the federal government will provide satellite connection.

The Forest People’s Network is a digital web for monitoring, protection and ecucation.