Phones, Computers Coming to Astrodome

An AP newswire article by Matt Slagle, via Yahoo! News,
reports that:


Thousands of Hurricane Katrina refugees packing into Houston's Astrodome are getting electronic access to the outside world.

Corporations, volunteers and nonprofit agencies continued working Friday to install telephones and Internet-enabled computers inside the sprawling former sports stadium in one of many efforts aimed at bringing communications technologies to hurricane victims.

Astrodome refugees, displaced from the Superdome in New Orleans, were getting 10 minutes blocks of time to make free local and long distance calls.

Many of them haven't heard from friends or family � nor have they been able to let loved ones know they're safe � since Katrina ravaged their hometown on Monday.


- ferg