Cybertown: Villena’s Virtual Town-Hall

European Magazine  London, 1996, 900 words; extracts  

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Update:

Around 30% of the original Infoville project continues operational and some 10,000 families have used some part of its services. Certain elements, such as medical appointments, have been absorbed into larger region-wide or national schemes. Ecommerce has not take off, but other small-scale projects have flourished unexpectedly - for example, a virtual music conservatory. Today in 2015 the project is focused on implanting broadband in rural areas with no telephone coverage.

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