The New York Times Cites the IRC's Internet Project as Helping in Kosovo's Renewal
The city has also recently received a technological boost. As the article points out, "thanks to the International Rescue Committee," local universities, news organizations, hospitals, schools, libraries, as well as the United Nations and other relief organizations - now have direct access to the Internet.
The IRC's Paul Meyer conceived the idea, which involves hooking up the organizations via microwave antennas. UN and private humanitarian groups share the costs, while local institutions in Kosovo receive free service. Speaking about the project last year, Meyer said, "Because it reconnects Kosovo to the rest of the world, Internet access is a critical milestone in the rebuilding process."
The New York Times says it's another hopeful sign that, "Kosovo's computer owners no longer have to send e-mail via Belgrade, and the university may soon apply for an Internet domain for Kosovo, ko, a statement of sorts for sovereignty."