Telecom regulator announces US$62.0M optic fiber network
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s telecom regulator (Indotel) aims to develop the “national optic fiber network” to carry telecom services across the country, using broadband technology for wider scope and accessibility.
It said the planned network will not only provide faster Internet, but also better quality telephone and cable services, and improved global communication.
Quoted by diariolibre.com, Indotel said the project forms part of its plans through 2015, now in of public consultation phase to cover some 3,000 square kilometers (6.67% of the national territory), in a 5-year period, and expected to reach 80% in three years.
“If viewed graphically, the report says, this network could be compared with a major highway, where all kinds of cars travel at high speeds.”
“The installation of this dorsal network with fiber optic technology would cost of US$62 million (RD$2.7 billion), of which US$30 million being negotiated with the World Bank and US$32 million are Dominican matching funds.”
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