Mexico: Jalisco Offers Free Internet to Over 2 Million Residents

Posted on August 9, 2011 • Filed under: Culture, Internet, Mexico, Politics

The University of Guadalajara’s WiMax project promises to bring the Internet to the entire state of Jalisco and has been expanded upon by the state government’s eJalisco program, which will be a public broadband network, CUCEI reports. The eJalisco program contains three phases: Connect over 8,000 centers in 80,000 square kilometers to the Internet; provide free service to schools, hospitals and public offices; benefit over 2 million residents. The project is designed to narrow the socioeconomic gap between those who have Internet access and those who do not. Currently only one of every three Jalisco residents has Internet access, and the majority of those only have low-speed access. Read Article

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