Costa Rica’s telecommunications regulator, the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones ( Sutel ) as awarded contracts to bring Wi-Fi connectivity to 515 public spaces throughout the country to three different bidders.
In a statement, Sutel said Telecable, Coopeguanacaste and a consortium made up of state operator ICE, Racsa and PC Central had been awarded the contracts worth a total of US$70 million.
The ‘Connected Public Spaces’ initiative will use resources from the National Telecommunications Fund (Fonatel) to connect parks, libraries, train stations, civic centres and public universities in 82 cantons.
The contracts will be signed next month, with operators given two months to deliver the first ten Wi-Fi zones of each region, said Sutel.
Source (in Spanish): Sutel