Costarican congress votes for telecoms market liberalisation

Congress yesterday approved in a first hearing the General Telecommunications Law, which opens the way to competition as part of the implementation of the free-trade agreement with the United States, Agencia EFE reports.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The bill was approved, by 39 votes to 13, with 52 of 57 congress members present. The second and last hearing will follow in the next few days. Congress first voted for the new telecoms legislation in February 2008, but because of a series of required amendments a second debate was fixed for 30 April.

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