Telcos to offer low-cost broadband services

17 May 2007

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has announced that the country’s fixed line operators have agreed a deal to provide low-cost broadband access as part of the state’s ‘PCs for all’ digital inclusion initiative. According to BNamericas, the agreement allows the government to offer high speed internet packages – capped at 600 minutes per month – for BRL7.50 (USD3.70), which is up to 85% less than the current cheapest full broadband package.