Rural Communities Get Free Internet
In an effort to bridge the technological divide, two community centers offering free Internet have been opened in the Pacific port town of Puntarenas and in La Cruz, near Costa Rica’s northern border, in the northwest province of Guanacaste.
The Science and Technology Ministry and the StateUniversity at a Distance (UNED) opened the Internet centers thanks to a donation by the government of Korea.
The idea is to develop new opportunities for isolated communities, Technology Minister Fernando Gutiérrez said.
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