Public Internet stations to appear on Czech streets

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According to plans announced three years ago there should now be hundreds of public Internet stations on the streets of the Czech Republic - however there is currently only one Internet station in the country, at Prague airport. The reason for the delay - disputes between the major players and a lack of finance. Ceske Radiokomunikace and Cesky Internet were to launch a joint project but parted company. Cesky Telecom then entered the game - it introduced a public Internet station at Prague Castle, but it was removed when Cesky Internet won an injunction against it. Now Cesky Telecom is planning to launch a pilot project involving 30 Internet stations. Cesky Internet says it will have 1000 Internet stations by the end of 2002 - if it finds a strategic partner.