North Korea to allow mobile Internet for foreigners
During a visit to Pyongyang early last month, Google's executive chairman pressed the North Koreans to expand access to the Internet. Eric Schmidt noted that it would be "very easy" for North Korea to offer Internet on Koryolink's fast-expanding 3G cellphone network.
"As the world becomes increasingly connected, the North Korean decision to be virtually isolated is very much going to affect their physical world and their economic growth," he wrote in a Jan 20 blog post after returning to the United States.
"It will make it harder for them to catch up economically. It is their choice now, and in my view, it's time for them to start, or they will remain behind."
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