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From: Dave Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 10:54:29 -0500

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Internet Strikers Protest High Cost of Access


</NYT_INLINEIMAGE In order to express their frustration with the high cost of Internet access, students, academics and 
other cybercitizens around the world have engaged in a series of digital-era protests: they have shut off their modems 
and darkened their Web pages in daylong boycotts. 
In recent months, these organized "Internet strikes" have taken place in France, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, 
Poland and China, involving thousands of protesters. 

"The Internet should be accessible for everyone," said Soeren Frey, a university student in Germany who joined a 
virtual sit-in there in early November by shutting down his Web site. "We want to force the monopolist to lower the 
local rates or introduce a special Internet fee." 

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