$25 Million Fiber Optics Network

The ultra-wideband network in the city of Cartago, Costa Rica, will provide Internet connections up to 100 Mbps for each user.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The service will be available starting November and will cover the Central area of Cartago and the areas of Paraiso, Oreamuno and El Guarco.

The first phase of the project which should be ready by November will connect some 4.000 customers.

"A second phase, which will take place between January 2012 and July 2013, will connect (home or business) another 16.000 subscribers. This phase will cost $ 12.7 million," reports the article in La Nacion.

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Optical fiber Speeds Ahead in Costa Rica

July 2015

More companies are brining fiber optics to households in the greater metropolitan area of ​​Guanacaste, promising profound changes in the market of fixed internet services.

Netsys is one of the companies which will start offering residential fiber optic services in the area of ​​Rohrmoser, while Coopeguanacaste will be focusing on the central districts of Nicoya, Santa Cruz and Carrillo.

Costa Rica: Two High-Speed Networks?

September 2012

If the announcements made become a reality, there will be two fiber optic networks providing households with access to broadband digital services, with a subsidiary competing with its parent company.

An article in Elfinancierocr.com reports on the characteristics of both projects:

Neutral Fiber Optic Network Project Canceled

November 2011

Racsa has rejected a proposal by the Swedish company Via Europa to build a fiber optic network for homes in Costa Rica, which would be open to all Internet service providers.

An announcement by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) about its project, Range, to build a network to provide connections to the Internet via fiber optic and copper lines, seems to be the reason for the abandonment of this similar project driven by Radiográfica Costarricense (RACSA) .

More Fiber Optic Investments in Panama

June 2010

Columbus Networks will invest $2 million to lay 100 km of fiber optic cable underground in Panama City.

The company plans to install a cable line that will run under the Southern Corridor road. It also owns the fiber optic cable known as ‘Arcos’, and has an ownership stake in another major communications cable, the one called Maya.

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