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Colombia seeks US aid for nationwide wi-fi plan

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Colombian government is using the new free trade agreement with Washington to entice American investment in its ambitious wireless Internet plan.

Colombia's minister of information technologies and communication was in Washington on Thursday to promote the plan and woo private investors.

The plan would see the expansion of fiber-optics and a 4G network across the country and into remote regions. The government wants internet access in 90 percent of households by 2014.

Source: Colombia Reports