Sky-High Internet Café Opens

Everest office built to ensure communications as Olympic torch passes
By Laila Weir,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 4:36 PM CDT
Sky-High Internet Café Opens
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the snow-covered Base Camp of Mt. Qomolangma, the Chinese name for Mount Everest, at the altitude of 5,200 meters, May 3, 2008.    (AP Photo/Xinhua, Soinam Norbu)

The Olympic torch is bringing more than controversy on its round-the-world trek—it’s also responsible for the world’s highest Internet café, the People's Daily reports. China Mobile built the communications center at Mount Everest's 17,000-foot-high base camp to ensure communications for relay teams as the torch scales the mountain. (More Internet cafes stories.)

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