Cyrus Farivar talks on the public radio program The World's podcast about Macedonia's countrywide network in planning stages (mp3): Cyrus F. interviews Cyrus Irani of Strix, the company working with domestic provider OnNet. It's an interesting 15 minutes near the head of the broadcast. Irani notes that broadband is remarkably expensive where available. The incumbent operator charges €40 per month for a 384 Kbps digital line. The initial plans are 36 to 40 cities over the course of a year with city and surrounding areas having coverage.