Updated: 12/05/2021 by Computer Hope
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Alternatively called an Internet cafe, PC bangs, or Net cafe. Cybercafe is a place to use computers to access the Internet, play games, create documents, chat with friends using voice and video, and other computer-related tasks. At most Internet cafes, the computer and Internet access is provided for an hourly or daily fee, and users must pay first before using a computer.

The cybercafe first came into existence in July 1991 in San Francisco, when Wayne Gregori started up the SFnet Coffeehouse Network. He built and set up 25 coin operated computer stations in multiple coffeehouses in San Francisco. The Binary Cafe was the first cybercafe in Canada, started up in June 1994. Today, there are thousands of cybercafes all over the world, providing the computer and Internet access that people need to go about their daily lives.

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