GT&T gifts National Library free DSL service

Guyana Chronicle
February 22, 2003

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GUYANA Telephone and Telegraph Company Limited (GT&T) has donated a digital subscriber line (DSL) service to the National Library.

A GT&T press release said the beneficiary institution will soon also get more computer and timing software to aid the system administration.

GT&T said the DSL facility, which is provided to the general public and students, for research purposes, has faster download and upload speeds and allows the flexibility of using the telephone while online.

Mrs Carmen Jarvis, chair of the Board of Directors who was present at the handing-over Thursday, acknowledged that the donation will take the Library a step further, by promoting information technology (IT) literacy.

She said, although the library's traditional role is to promote books and reading, the gift is a significant start to the declared 'United Nations Decade of Literacy'.

General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of GT&T, Ms Sonita Jagan said the company's focus is to give continued support to educational institutions throughout Guyana and the presentation is the first of many.

The intention is to move into schools and offer the service free of cost.

The presentation, witnessed by students, too, helped make the local library up-to-date like those in other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, the release added.

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