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A room or building, especially in a rural area, filled with computer equipment for the shared use of people living in the area.
- ‘In some circles, they are called virtual village halls, telelearning centres, telecottages, electronic cottages, community technology centers, networked learning centers and digital clubhouses.’
- ‘In most cases, e-workers work from home full or part-time, or they can work from designated telecottages - resource centres where they can pay to use the centre's facilities as employees working at a distance from their employer.’
- ‘These centers themselves can hardly be considered electronic media, but they have become rather popular with international organizations under names such as infoboutiques, telecottages, and multipurpose community telecenters.’
- ‘The company secretary said options included a heritage centre and a telecottage learning and technology facility, but there was not enough energy and support from the community to pursue any of the projects.’
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