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Colombia declares internet an essential public service

Monday 2 August 2021 | 11:37 CET | News
Colombia's Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Mintic) confirmed in a statement that the country's congress has approved an amendment to Law 1341 of 2009 declaring the internet an essential and universal public service. "With this law, the internet becomes an essential public service, meaning that its importance and necessity for Colombians is comparable to that of water, electricity and gas," said the country's president Ivan Duque during a visit to the locality of Arroyohondo in the Bolivar department.

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