Homing Pigeon Faster Than South Africa's Internet
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
South Africa's leading Internet service provider is facing some unexpected competition from a carrier pigeon. A financial services company, frustrated with the notoriously slow Internet speed, decided to try a bird instead. It strapped a memory card to the leg of Winston, a homing pigeon. By the time Winston arrived at the data's destination, 50 miles away, the Internet had managed to send only four percent of the information.
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