545 – High speed wireless internet on Athos

Send an email from the courtyard of Lavra?

ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters Life!) – Monks at six medieval monasteries have joined the 21st century with the installation of broadband Internet access on the remote Mount Athos peninsula.

The all-male Greek Orthodox monasteries were hooked up to a pilot wireless data transmission network, Greece’s main telephone company telecommunications firm OTE said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Through the use of innovative technology, we can provide modern internet services for this special religious and cultural centre,” OTE said. “The network provides for both broadband and IP telephony services.”

Thanks to Dimitris..
Someone on the internet reacted with ” there goes the neigbourhood“. It appears that the 6 large monasteries, the athonite school and the holy Epistasia have acces.

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1 Response to 545 – High speed wireless internet on Athos

  1. LaurenceHélène says:

    Frère Maximos Moschos de Vatopaidi a un site internet avec un email – Ne pas le déranger pour rien bien sûr ….

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