Government of Panama: "Everyone to be connected by 2012"

The government has proposed the goal of having "all Panamanians connected by 2012," Minister Gaspar Tarte reported.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Steps taken this month towards that goal include the approval of the law of universal access, the granting of Ministerial rank to the Secretariat of the Presidency for Governmental Innovation, and the expansion of the Infoplazas and the Connect to Knowledge networks.

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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.

Panama: $2.5 Million for Computer Center

March 2011

Project “Infoplazas” opened a center in the community of Santa Rosa, Chiriquí.

These facilities provide multiple computers with Internet Access, to be used by the general population.

Luis Cisneros, Head of the National Science Secretary, explained that “this center will benefit thousands of inhabitants in this community”.

$25 for Universal Access Internet in Panama

September 2009

Liberty Technologies Corp. won the contract to provide free wireless Internet in the country.

Three aspects where considered when selecting the company: coverage, time of installation and robustness of the network.

From local newspaper Panamá América: "Liberty won with an implementation cost of $6.9 million and a monthly maintenance of $310.000, for a total $25.5 million".

Panama Offers Free Internet access

May 2011

The 220 “Infoplazas Senacyt”, located in different regions of the country, will provide free internet service.

The President, who made the announcement on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, informed the public that the National Internet Network will be expanded to a thousand points by the end of 2011.

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