Court orders new hearing to discuss proposed changes in mobile Internet rates
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Court orders new hearing to discuss proposed changes in mobile Internet rates

L. Arias - October 7, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, on Monday evening ordered the Telecommunications Superintendency (SUTEL) to conduct a new study on current mobile market…

Regulatory agency drops electricity rates for all distributors in Costa Rica
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Regulatory agency drops electricity rates for all distributors in Costa Rica

L. Arias - September 29, 2014

A day after it approved rate hikes last week for the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, or ICE, the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Friday approved a…

Electricity rates for ICE customers to increase in October
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Electricity rates for ICE customers to increase in October

L. Arias - September 26, 2014

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved a 3.7 percent increase in electricity rates requested by the Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE). The new rate was published in…

Social media campaign targets problems with mobile network coverage
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Social media campaign targets problems with mobile network coverage

L. Arias - September 24, 2014

National Restoration Party lawmaker Fabricio Alvarado this week launched a social media campaign asking mobile phone users to post a message with the hashtag #modoavioncr  (Airplane Mode…

ICE postpaid mobile plans top consumer value ranking in Costa Rica, new study shows
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ICE postpaid mobile plans top consumer value ranking in Costa Rica, new study shows

L. Arias - September 19, 2014

Amid a national debate over a proposed change in mobile Internet rates, a study released this week shows that rate plans from state-owned carrier Kölbi, part of…

Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to hold hearing on proposed mobile Internet rate changes
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Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to hold hearing on proposed mobile Internet rate changes

L. Arias - September 17, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, scheduled a hearing on Thursday at 9 a.m. for advocates and opponents of a proposed change in mobile Internet…

New banking consumer watchdog agency to open in November
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New banking consumer watchdog agency to open in November

L. Arias - August 26, 2014

Not happy with your bank? Angry customers soon will be able to file complaints with a new Financial Services Ombudsman’s Office, which begins operating in November. The Costa…

Watch out for Mother’s Day sales tricks, says Economy Ministry
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Watch out for Mother’s Day sales tricks, says Economy Ministry

L. Arias - August 12, 2014

Mother's Day, celebrated on Friday in Costa Rica, is one of the country's most popular – and lucrative – holidays, with some businesses offering month-long special pricing…

Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber suspends public hearing on proposed changes to mobile Internet rates
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Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber suspends public hearing on proposed changes to mobile Internet rates

L. Arias - June 27, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, on Friday ordered the suspension of a July 1 hearing at the Telecommunications Superintendency (SUTEL) during which the…