Free Internet In The Rainforest

The Brazilian government plans to provide free satellite internet access to indigenous rainforest communities in an effort to improve communication between the groups and authorities with the goal of protecting the rainforests.

"Under the plan, the central government will provide the satellite internet access, but state and local governments must first provide the necessary computers."

"'It's a way to open communications between indigenous communities, former slave villages, coconut crackers, river fishermen and the rest of society,' Environment Minister Marina Silva said, after signing the agreement."

"Environment ministry official Francisco Costa said the goal was to encourage indigenous peoples to join the authorities in the environmental management of the country."

"He said the government intended to strengthen a four-year-old digital system for monitoring and protecting the forest called the Forest Peoples' Network."

Full Story: Brazil rainforest internet plan

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