$25 for Universal Access Internet in Panama

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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".

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Internet Services Awarded for $22 million

October 2016

Cable Onda S.A., Cable & Wireless Panama and Liberty Technologies won the 4 year contracts to implement the service of nationwide public internet access in Panama.

The tender aims to provide WiFi Internet Access Points in three regions and a system for administration of the network. The winning companies were Cable Onda, S.A., Cable & Wireless Panama, S.A. and Liberty Technologies Corp., for a total amount of $21.6 million for the next four years, distributed as follows:

Internet Access Grows in Panama

March 2011

The number of users has tripled over the past 5 years, from 422.000 in 2005 to 1.4 million in 2010.

As the number of customers rise, access speeds have increased and prices have dropped. A 4MB service is currently available for less than $ 20 a month and in certain locations at the capital, connections between 15 and 25 MB for residential use are offered.

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.

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

September 2008

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

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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