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China rejoins cyber world

Thu, 02/15/2001 - 7:00pm
Karen Kessler-Tanaka

When an underseas cable was cut last week, severing millions of Chinese 'Net surfers from the rest of the world, authorities estimated three weeks for contact to be reestablished. However, Intelsat (International Telecommunications Satellite Organization) has stepped in and provided a temporary satellite hookup between the U.S. and China.

WSJ.com reports the Intelsat link was established between Brewster, Wash. at an antenna station owned by American Tower and a receiving station owned by China Telecom in Shanghai. The link is good for a month, with the option to extend it.

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