Biking 'Info Ladies' bring Internet to Bangladesh villages

Associated Press
In this Sept. 30, 2012 photo, Sathi Akhtar, a 29-year-old Bangladeshi woman known as Tattahakallayani or Info Lady shows a 15-minute video played in a laptop at one of their usual weekly meetings at Saghata, a remote impoverished farming village in Gaibandha district, 120 miles (192 kilometers) north of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dozens of “Info Ladies” bike into remote Bangladeshi villages with laptops and Internet connections, helping tens of thousands of people - especially women - get everything from government services to chats with distant loved ones. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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Dozens of women called "Info Ladies" bike into remote Bangladeshi villages with laptops and Internet connections, helping tens of thousands of people get everything from government services to chats with distant loved ones. They've expanded access to vital services in a country where only 5 million of 152 million people have Internet access.

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