Colombia' Senate rejects bill to declare broadband a right

Thursday 2 October 2014 | 19:35 CET | News
Colombia's Senate has rejected a draft bill to declare broadband access as a fundamental right for Colombians, El Tiempo reports. The decision to reject the initiative was adopted by a Senate's committee, according to the report. The draft bill obtained 10 votes in favour and 5 against. The bill stipulated the deployment of a national broadband network in Colombia, mainly financed by the government. Colombia's government expects internet connections to reach 27 million in 2018 compared to current 8.8 million, according to previous reports.

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