It has been pointed out that the impact on commercial real estate owners has not been taken into account when the underground cables are laid on their properties.
Elisa Suarez Gomez, executive director of the National Council for Promotion of Housing Developers (Convivienda) said they will ask the Ministry of Housing and Land (Miviot) to postpone until January 2014 the new standard which includes a cable laying plan, in order to reach agreements with the Ministry of Public Works, the Public Services Authority and utility companies.
A system of 17,500 km of submarine cable, designed for 100 gigabits per second, will connect the U.S. to South America through Central America.
Alcatel Lucent and America Movil plan to put into operation, in late 2013, the system known as AMX-1, connecting seven countries with eleven landing points: Miami and Jacksonville (USA), Barranquilla and Cartagena (Colombia), Fortaleza Salvador and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Cancun (Mexico), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Puerto Barrios (Guatemala).
The project will cost $40 million and will be tendered after approval of a law which establishes the rate to be paid by the users of the involved communications services.
Bill 423 states that users of fixed and mobile telephony, pay view television and internet services will have to pay between 1% and 2% in their monthly bills once the investment plan starts, reported Prensa.com.
This prohibition will stand throughout 2010 and could be extended beyond.
This measure by the Economy Ministry comprises copper waste and cable (including coaxial) and any other electricity conductors, fiber optic cables, as well as aluminum cables.
The initiative seeks to "reduce theft and other felonies related with these materials", reports Prensalibre.com, "the ministry remarks that under no circumstances will any exports of these materials be authorized by the Tax Authority (SAT)".
Grupo ICE, composed of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) and its subsidiaries Radiográfica Costarricense (RACSA) and Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL), joined the Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies of Costa Rica (CAMTIC) as a strategic partner since June 2009.
The Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC for its acronym in Spanish) is a nonprofit private trade organization for IT companies representative in Costa Rica & Central America.
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