Costa Rica: $5.8 Million in Expanding ADSL Internet

The Costa Rican Institute of Electricity purchased new systems for expanding its Advanced Internet Network.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The purchase includes Cisco router processors, electronic cards, commutation equipment and power sources, among others. The provider will be GBM Costa Rica.

"Through the Advanced Internet Network, the Institute provides "Acelera" ADSL residential services (which enable phone and web connection simultaneously), from 128 kbps to 2 Mpbs", reports

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Costa Rica: Two High-Speed Networks?

September 2012

If the announcements made become a reality, there will be two fiber optic networks providing households with access to broadband digital services, with a subsidiary competing with its parent company.

An article in reports on the characteristics of both projects:

Costa Rica: Amnet to Offer its Own Internet Service

March 2010

Starting this week the company will offer its own Internet connection service, after years of carrying Racsa’s service through its cable network.

Both companies, Amnet and Radiografica Costarricense S.A. (Racsa), landed an agreement under which each customer will decide with which company they want to stay.

Costa Rica: Cost of Mobile Internet Rises to $24

January 2010

Starting February, ICE will increase the price of mobile internet for its 3G network.

The cost of the service will increase once the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) doubles the connection speed in February.

"Currently, the service has a speed of 720 kbps, but will be increased to 1.5 mbps", reported

Costa Rica prefers Internet to be slow but cheap

May 2008

Slow but cheap connections predominate in Costa Rica's broadband market, according to the twice-yearly Cisco Broadband Barometer survey.

Cisco found that 55 percent of broadband connections in Costa Rica are 256 kbps or slower.
By international standards, slow Internet connections are cheap in Costa Rica but high-speed ones are expensive, said John Hewitt of the nation's Advisory Committe on High Technology.

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