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Myanmar’s local tech community was elated by Schmidt’s visit.

Google has a lot of resources to help, not just in Yangon and Mandalay,” said Minn Thein, who came back to Myanmar in January after 19 years in the United States to help found Frontiir, a local tech start up focused on affordable technology. “If you can build a digital center in a rural area with broadband access, you can use it for education, information and health.”