Internet in Kazakhstan

I found a topic onars technica about The Internet in Kazakhstan, so I looked at it…

Here in Luxembourg, I spend about $150 monthly for one of my broadband flat rate Internet access, which is about 2% of my gross income.
In Kazakhstan, unlimited Internet access is far from being affordable, especially with an average monthly salary of $400. For example, a flat rate 2 Mbit/s ADSL price is over $4500, per month, and does include neither the 14% tax, the activation fee nor the modem. The alternative solution, using cable, provides a 10 Mbit/s access that is about a thousand times higher than in Western Europe: over $35,000. Of course taxes, activation and modem are excluded.

A report from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe explains more about Internet governance in Kazakhstan (seek to page 119).

Photos taken in October 2007


Only 15 photos out of 207 have been chosen for publication:

Esch/Sûre lake Mushroom
Luxembourg Ardennes Pylon, torchlight
Plant Plant
Succulent Plant Cactus
Cactus Cloche d'Or
Bridge Petrusse park
Wildlife in Luxembourg Luxembourg Forest: fall
Luxembourg forest: fall

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By the way, thank you for all the season greetings I received! I’m still behind and need to reply – and I will reply to everyone. So happy new year: wish you will always find a pair of socks instead of single ones 😛