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Costa Rica leads in connectivity

Thursday, May 21, 2015


 

Low cost of Internet services and free access to online information are some of the reasons that make Costa Rica the best-connected country in Central America, according to the 2015 edition of the Global Report on Information Technologies of the World Economic Forum.

Costa Rica is in 49th position worldwide in a list of 143 countries, up four places from last year.

Panama ranks second in Central America and 51st worldwide, while Nicaragua is last in the region.

Singapore ranks first overall, while Chad has the worst rating.

Among the 52 indicators measured by the report are innovation, infrastructure, access, business environment and use by government (figures in parentheses indicate the position in the world of each Central American country).

  1. Costa Rica (49)
  2. Panama (51)
  3. El Salvador (80)
  4. Honduras (100)
  5. Guatemala (107)
  6. Nicaragua (128)