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In South Africa where I grew up, we had the entire country's internet hanging off a single dialup UUCP gateway at Rhodes University in Grahamstown from 1988 until 1991.

In 91 they replaced the dialup UUCP link with a 9600kbps leased line. Only universities had access. We got our first commercial ISP in 1993.




> [ZA] got our first commercial ISP in 1993.

Interesting 'doc' from the Internet Society on the effort from a few years ago on Internet exchange points (IXPs):

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFv-9iPwwLE




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