Hondutel With New Program for Internet Access

Honduras's state-owned company launched a program for Internet Access through telephone lines.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jorge Aguilar, Hondutel Manager, explained that the cost of the service equals that of a telephone call.

Aguilar also told newspaper Proceso Digital: "...this new service has national coverage, and the most benefited users will be those from rural areas".

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The state run telecommunications company has announced it will be investing $100 million in internet infrastructure to offer broadband and fiber optics services.

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From 2009 to date, the local market has grown by 37% to around $700 and $800 million per year, distributed between Claro, Movistar and Yota.

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A legal reform establishes imposing a single municipal tax of 1.5% for mobile, fixed line, internet and cable television operators,.

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