Dominicans to get cheaper and faster internet

19 May 2016

An official at the Dominican Republic’s telecoms regulator Indotel says internet users in the country will be able to benefit from cheaper and faster broadband services within the next two years, once fibre-optic infrastructure is extended nationwide. A report from Dominican Today quotes the watchdog’s executive director Alberty Canela as saying that the government is working on the deployment of a fibre backbone network, and has already completed a 219km section linking Santo Domingo, Santiago and Puerto Plata.

In January 2014 Indotel unveiled details of its ‘National Fiber Optic Network’ project, which was included in the government’s 2014-2015 Biennial Plan. The USD60 million network rollout is thought to be co-funded by the World Bank.

Dominican Republic, Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel)