Monks Boost Online Sales With Broadband
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
Patience is a virtue, especially for an order of monks who lived in perpetual silence until the 1960s. But even monks have limits. On an island near Wales one community of Trappists now manages a thriving mail-order Internet business. Their sales of homemade perfumes and sweets were slowed by a sluggish dial-up connection, so they upgraded to broadband and suddenly, this 11th century order sped into the 21st. It's MORNING EDITION.
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