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Nepalese who connects 150 villages to Internet honoured by “Internet Hall of Fame”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 9, 2014

AFP

Mahabir Pun earned his master's degree in education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1992.

Mahabir Pun earned his master’s degree in education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1992.

HONGKONG, APR 08 A Nepalese educator who modernised more than 150 Nepalese villages by connecting them to the wireless Internet has been honoured and introduced into the Internet Hall of Fame in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Mr Mahabir Pun spent more than a decade providing wireless Internet services to villages which had lacked even a telephone service, opening up access to education, commerce and health care.

“I am a strong advocate of a free Internet, I want the Internet to be available to people living under the poverty line,” Mr Pun told AFP in an interview in Hong Kong , where the Internet Hall of Fame held its annual awards ceremony on Tuesday.

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