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Google set to connect Ugandan capital.

Internet giant Google has unveiled Project Link , a plan to bring faster and more reliable connectivity to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.

Google will build fibre-optic networks in Kampala, which has a population of some 1.6 million people, allowing ISPs and mobile operators to provide faster connections to their customers. "Such a network can serve an entire city like Kampala, while giving providers a platform on which to build innovative new services," Google said in a statement.

By connecting Kampala to existing long-distance fibre lines, Google intends to provide Kampala and surrounding regions with a "foundation for growth" by helping people to access the internet.

"Google is launching Project Link to bring faster, more reliable Internet to the places and people that need it," Google said. "We chose to build in the modern capital of Kampala, Uganda, a dense urban centre currently limited to pre-broadband speeds. High quality infrastructure unlocks opportunity for the people of Kampala and its businesses."

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Date:Nov 24, 2013
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