American CyberCafé is both a place and a concept.
It has both a physical and virtual existence. The physical café
is a small piece of America in another country; a place to share
American Culture, Cuisine, and Conversation, a place for American
expatriates to congregate and a place for locals to meet American
Friends and practice their English. But above all it is a place
to sip the finest espresso while surfing the internet with Broadband.
first physical location of the American CyberCafé
was in downtown Manaus,
Brazil, at the meeting of the waters and the birth of
the Amazon. Our hope is that this is only the first of many locations
throughout Amazônia and maybe all of Brazil.
opened this CyberCafé in January of 2005 as an experiment
in providing public internet access. After one year of operation,
we closed the cybercafe in order to concentratate on the main
focus of our business which is providing broadband internet access
via satellite to commercial clients throughout the Amazon.
that time, what was previously the CyberCafé became the
offices of Amazônia
Banda Larga e Informática Ltda. (ABL).
you are visiting Manaus, we welcome you to stop by and visit us
at Av. Joaquim Nabuco 1088 in Centro and meet our friendly staff.
We will be happy to share our internet conection with you for
a few hours and talk about the future of internet access in Amazônia.
is our dream that eventually the CyberCafé will be reborn
as a sidewalk resturant with free WiFi under the direction of
ABL's Vice President, Sônia Patterson. Since Sônia
and I own the building and in fact live with several members of
our family in the rear part of the building, we hope to be one
of the first to establish a resturant in Manaus with free WiFi
which will be open in the evenings after normal business hours.
We are right next door to a major University, Uni-Norte, and the
street in front of our building is very busy during these hours.
the opportunity to sit and discuss ideas and to exchange conversation
doesn't have to depend on you making a visit to Brazil. For a
number of years now, the internet has provided a virtual meeting
place where people with common interests can converse from all
continents and across all time zones.
is in this spirit that I have established this web site to complement
the existence of the former and future physical café. We
have begun by providing links to forums which we host and some
forums hosted by others which I personally recommend and participate
drop by one of the recommended forums, or stop by the physical
CyberCafé in Manaus, or e-mail
me. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.