Claro reports Puerto Plata city blocks fiber optic expansion
Claro (Codetel), the company that has the majority market share in telecommunications in the Dominican Republic, openly complained on Wednesday, 9 March 2016 in Santo Domingo that they were encountering obstacles for the installation of their fiber optic network in Puerto Plata. The network should have been completed by the end of 2014.
Apparently the Puerto Plata Municipal Council has forced the company to halt several of the expansion projects, and Claro says it will now be going to the courts to seek relief.
The company expects that the courts will deal with the matter promptly because of its severity. They said that among the permits that are pending is a request for the installation of fiber optic networks requested by the Central Electoral Board (JCE) for the transmission of information from the city of Puerto Plata to central headquarters in Santo Domingo. “This permit request was filed in the month of May 2015 and so far we have had no answer at all from the city government,” said Claro.
They said that as well as the JCE, the Banco Popular, the Banco BHD Leon, Depensa, the DGII, Infotep and EdeNorte are also waiting for their permits for fiber-optic installations.
The company said that they are confident that the proper authorities will contribute to the elimination of the municipal stumbling blocks that are limiting the expansion of their communication networks in favor of the economic development in Puerto Plata.
Source: DT, 7dias
March 10, 2016
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