Web use booming in Baghdad

Mark Santoro points to money.cnn.com Story that says The local phone system in Baghdad is a mess, with only half of the lines working and international calls impossible more than three months into the U.S.-led military occupation. But the Internet business is booming.

Since U.S.-led forces ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in April, dozens of Internet cafes have sprouted up across Baghdad and more are on the way. Cafe owners connect via satellite in the absence of working land lines.