Commercial networks in Haiti cause problems for local ISPs

While the communications networks that aid groups set up quickly following the earthquake in Haiti were surely critical to rescue efforts, the new networks have had some negative effects on the local ISP community.Now, more than a month after the earthquake devastated the island nation, local Internet service providers in Haiti are starting to grumble about being left out of business opportunities and about how some of the temporary equipment — using spectrum without proper authorization — is interfering with their own expensive networks, causing a degradation of their services.To read this IDG report in full, see:

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