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Chikanta village chief
Further afield, July saw silicon.com catching up with the progress of Computer Aid's Zubabox internet cafés.
Computer Aid International has delivered three of these solar-powered cyber cafés housed in old shipping containers so far and is now appealing for organisations to sponsor 10 more to go to other rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa and to be used in disaster zones.
Pictured above is the ZubaBox cyber café recently delivered to the village of Chikanta in Zambia.
To learn more about the ZubaBoxes, see The solar-powered internet cafés connecting rural Africa.
Photo: Computer Aid International
Ofcom broadband UK speed map broaband take-up
silicon.com also took a look at the broadband situation closer to home last month when telecoms regulator Ofcom published an interactive map of the UK showing broadband data for each local authority.
The city with the highest take-up of fixed broadband services is Brighton and Hove, with an 80 per cent take-up rate, according to Ofcom's report.
To see more maps showing how broadband coverage differs in the UK, click Broadband Britain mapped - the high-speed and the not-spots revealed.
Image: Ofcom/Google/Tele Atlas
BT Red Phone Box Defibrillator
Also making an appearance last month was a former BT Red Phone Box which has had a makeover after a community adopted the box under the telco's £1 adoption scheme.
Instead of a phone, the kiosk now contains a defibrillator machine, pictured above, which the rural village of Lower Slaughter in Gloucestershire hopes could prove a lifesaver if a member of the community suffers a heart attack.
For more on the new kiosk, see BT red phone boxes get heart-starting makeover.