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Colombia launches 100 new public Wi-Fi zones in 32 cities

Monday 8 May 2017 | 10:32 CET | News
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Colombia's ICT ministry Mintic has announced the opening of nearly 100 new free public Wi-Fi zones in 32 cities throughout the country over the past few weeks. Each hotspot covers an area of around 7,800 square meters and provides free internet access to at least 200 simultaneous users. Mintic has so far installed a total of 259 zones throughout the country under the Vive Digital Regional ICT investment plan, which aims to reach 1,000 free hotspot zones by 2018 via co-funding initiatives with local authorities.

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