THE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION NET-works known as the Internet has seen explosive growth everywhere over the past few years, but its expansion in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe has been absolutely staggering. That region of the world currently is showing the fastest growth in network connections, and the trend is expected to continue. The result has been vastly improved access to information and affordable communications for an expanding user group, although technical and nontechnical obstacles hinder continued expansion.

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