Costa Rica to expand Internet bandwidth

The government added a reduction in telephone rates and an increase in the bandwidth of internet connections to the measures for dealing with the crisis.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The measure for the expansion of the internet connection bandwidth seeks to increase the competitiveness of micro, small and medium businesses in order to face the global crisis.

The article on says that "the expansion of the bandwidth will benefit micro, small and medium businesses, as it "will allow them to improve their competitiveness," Arias said at a joint press conference with Pedro Pablo Quiros, president of the state-owned Costa Rica Institute of Electricity, which is in charge of telecommunications."

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