Costa Rica to give broadband a cash boost
Plans to extend and improve broadband Internet coverage are set to be boosted by the state-owned Banco Nacional.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Government authorities say they intend to set up a US$500,000 trust fund to improve the nation's telecommunications, above all broadband coverage.
In Costa Rica contracts have been awarded to the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad and Claro to provide telephony and broadband Internet services in six cantons in the south of the country.
The multitude of paperwork and the Fondo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones are the obstacles preventing major progress in implementing fast internet services in Costa Rica.
President Chinchilla introduced the "Digital Social Agreement", which promises broadband "solidarity", connectivity and digital technologies for education and the strengthening of the Digital Government.
“Radiográfica Costarricense” (Racsa) will invest in a new high speed Internet access network.
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