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July 10, 2008 12:37 PM

Broadband Lets Soldier Watch First Child Being Born

Wow - If ever there was a story about the impact of broadband to warm your heart, this is it.

It's a tale of how a soldier stationed overseas was able to be with his wife and watch his first child being born through the use of videoconferencing.

The program that made this possible is called the Freedom Calls Foundation.

Looking through their site shows that they're enabling a lot of tremendous things for troops through broadband, including soft phones, video email kiosks, videoconferencing stations and more.

I'm usually not one to donate to non-profits, but this is one that I'm not sure if I can resist. As I learn more about them I'll be sure to share it with you all.

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