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Fast, cheap Kenyan university network launched

The Kenyan government officially launched a US$22.5 million basic internet bandwidth service that connects universities, colleges and research institutions on 10 December.

The Kenya Education Network Trust (KENET), launched at a ceremony at the Technical University Mombasa, connects 136 campuses across the country by fibre-optic cable.

The objective is to boost the use of information technology across all universities, tertiary and research institutions in Kenya, said Fred Matiang’i cabinet secretary, ministry of information communications technology, at the official launch.

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