Brazil to Install 4,000 Web Kiosks at Post Offices

Brazil plans to set up 4,000 Internet "kiosks" in the country's post offices next year that will offer 10 minutes of free Web access to Brazilians looking to check their taxes or e-mail their congressman.

The stalls will be set up in cities of over 10,000 residents in Brazil, which is Latin America's largest Internet market with about 10 million of its 170 million population regularly surfing the Net.

Brazil's President Fernando Henrique Cardoso said lower-income Brazilians also needed improved access to the Internet.

"Citizens that have business with the government, like requests for retirement, taxes, a legal question or even a project for Congress, need the Internet," Cardoso said in his weekly radio address.

News source: Reuters

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