Regulator plans mass build of rural telecentres in 2006

14 Dec 2005

The Dominican Republic’s telecoms regulator Indotel says it plans to expand the number of community access telecentres in the country from 24 to more than 160 in 2006, according to BNamericas. The telecentres are part of a government scheme to provide all communities of 300 or more people with access to communications by 2008. Each telecentre costs USD105,000 to set up, the bulk of which comes from the country’s universal access fund, and provides telephony, internet, radio, fax and copying services via satellite, wireless and fixed lines. As many as ten new telecentres will be opened this month alone.

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