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Mexican president tells operators to 'stand aside' if they can't connect underserved areas

Monday 13 May 2019 | 10:37 CET | News
Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has again pledged to bring full internet coverage to all parts of the country, telling current concession holders to "stand aside" if they cannot fulfil their obligations. "With all due respect, what are we going to say to the companies who have had the concessions and who haven't connected the country? Stand aside, because the government will have its company to connect all Mexicans with internet," said Lopez Obrador in a speech, according to Reuters. He went on to accuse companies of failing to connect Mexico's remotest areas because they were

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