All rural schools to get internet by end-2007

21 Nov 2006

Uruguayan incumbent telco Antel has said that it intends to provide all rural schools with an internet connection by the end of next year, reports BNamericas quoting local source La República. Antel president Maria Simón said that half of all urban schools are currently connected, and with the help of Wi-Fi and mobile technology in areas of poor PSTN coverage, all rural schools should have the same opportunity. The telco, which according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database had an estimated 85,000 broadband subscribers at the end of September 2006, is hoping to reach 100,000 by the end of 2006 and add another 40,000 during 2007.

Uruguay, Antel