Costa Rica reached 300 free public WiFi sites

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Costa Rica’s telecommunications regulator Sutel has announced that its ‘Connected Public Spaces’ initiative to bring Costa Rica WiFi connectivity to digital divide areas throughout the country reached 301 sites on 09 January, nearly 60 percent of the projected total.
The sites offer free Wi-Fi at speeds of up to 6Mbps and are funded by resources from the National Telecommunications Fund (Fonatel).
“This is the most ambitious Telecommunications project developed by the Telecommunications Superintendence (SUTEL), as an administrator of FONATEL, with an investment of 45 million dollars ( approximately 25.650 million colones ), the same included in the National Development Plan of Telecommunications. We are sure that it will be an opportunity for economic and social growth for more than 4 million people benefiting from the project, ” explained Engineer Gilbert Camacho Mora, president of the SUTEL Council about Costa Rica WIFi.

Some of the areas and institutions benefited are: the Public Libraries of Guararí de Heredia and Cañas in Guanacaste, the train station of the Basilica in Cartago and the Plaza de Hacienda Vieja in Tejar del Guarco in Cartago, the Paseo de los Turistas in Puntarenas, the cycle path in Caldera and the Paquera, Cóbano and Lepanto docks.

In addition, the Agua Buena parks in Coto Brus, Rio Cuba, Bribrí and Hone Creek de Limón, the Dominica park in Turrialba and the Vuelta de Jorco park in Aserrí; among others.

It is estimated that the Connected Public Spaces program will benefit more than 3 million inhabitants throughout the country, in compliance with the goals established in the National Telecommunications Development Plan.

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