Paraguay’s state-backed fixed line operator Copaco says it expects to have signed up 10,000 broadband internet subscribers by the end of this year. The firm currently has around 6,000 ADSL customers. It says it is launching a new broadband tariff later this month which will offer a fixed number of minutes of internet use each month for around USD20; its existing unlimited use plan costs USD25 a month, BNamericas reports. Copaco’s commercial director Hugo Sosa says he is confident that the new product will lead to a significant expansion of the company’s broadband subscriber base. Paraguay has one of South America’s lowest internet penetrations, with a market which is still controlled by the state-run incumbent and has little room for alternative providers.