Costa Rica: Telecom Plan 2015/21 Under Consultation

The government's proposal sets 40 goals which should be completed by 2021, focused on broadcasting, e-government, spectrum, the broadband digital divide and infrastructure.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT):

San Jose, 02 September, 2015. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT), specifically the Vice Ministry of Telecommunications as a specialized technical body, presents the proposal of the Second National Development Plan for Telecommunications (PNDT) 2015-2021.

As a result of many hours of work with the public, private and academic sectors, the PNDT 2015-2021 establishes the main goals that the state will promote in the coming years to ensure that the country makes Telecommunication and Information Technology and Communications Technology (ICT), one of the pillars of economic growth and social welfare for its inhabitants.

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