Panama has 8.2% internet access
The penetration of internet is the lowest in Latin America and the Caribbean, lower than countries such as Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Monday, January 12, 2009
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The country's loss of competitiveness because of the deterioration of basic infrastructure development, is replicated in the case of the internet where average speeds are only 2.8 Mbps, far from the world average and below that of most countries in the region.
A study by the Inter-American Development Bank estimates that an increase of 10 % in the coverage of high speed internet would increase GDP by 3.2% .
The 220 “Infoplazas Senacyt”, located in different regions of the country, will provide free internet service.
Starting this week the company will offer its own Internet connection service, after years of carrying Racsa’s service through its cable network.
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