2 Jul 2009

Residents of Likiep Atoll in Marshall Islands now have access to email

11:04 am on 2 July 2009

The 600 residents of tiny Likiep Atoll in the Marshall Islands now have access to email, the internet, and long distance phone service at the atoll's first internet cafe.

The Pacific Daily News reports it's due to the efforts of the University of Guam's Telecommunications and Distance Education Operation and various Pacific partners who first set up a communication system on Majuro before travelling to Likiep Atoll.

The team established the first of many solar-powered Internet via satellite systems on remote islands.