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France's grass roots data net

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4 Author(s)
H. C. Lucas ; New York Univ., NY ; H. Levecq ; R. Kraut ; L. Streeter

The authors describe how France introduced the Minitel information highway network in 1982, and now 80 percent of the French nation's businesses and 20 percent of its citizens use it. Network addresses are equivalent to 800 freephone numbers in the United States, but Minitel still manages to run at a profit

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 11 )