Costa Rica: Amnet to Offer its Own 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.

Monday, March 1, 2010

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.

From “Amnet was authorized as a telecommunications operator in mid-2009… it was acquired by Millicom in July 2008”.

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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 reports on the characteristics of both projects:

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: More Companies Show Interest in Telecommunications

March 2009

There are 14 companies that have already requested authorization from the Telecommunications Superintendent to offer services.

Mercedes Agüero in an article in reported that some of the new applicants are: “Fibrotel SA, Karl del Este Investments, Publicidad and Internet Group Inc., Credit Car Services Ltd., Empresarios Limonenses Unidos (United Entrepreneurs from Limon) Agathrush and Call Me Way," and that "the Administrative Board of Cartago Electrical Services (JASEC) is also attempting to break into the telecommunications market with Internet and cable television services."

Ticom and Amnet processing permit to operate in Costa Rica

February 2009

These two companies, along with WorldCom, are the first three to request authorization from Sutel to offer telecommunications services.

Mercedes Aguero writes in an article on "According to the new law which regulates the telecommunications sector, any company that offers services for which they receive payment must have the approval of Sutel.