TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Phones, Computers Coming to Astrodome

Phones, Computers Coming to Astrodome

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 3 Sep 2005 11:46:58 -0400

By MATT SLAGLE AP Technology Writer

Thousands of Hurricane Katrina refugees packing into Houston's
Astrodome are getting electronic access to the outside world.

Corporations, volunteers and nonprofit agencies continued working
Friday to install telephones and Internet-enabled computers inside the
sprawling former sports stadium in one of many efforts aimed at
bringing communications technologies to hurricane victims.

Astrodome refugees, displaced from the Superdome in New Orleans, were
getting 10 minute blocks of time to make free local and long distance


[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: See Mr. Slagle's entire report in the
TELECOM Digest V24_#400 from Friday, September 2. PAT]

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