Brazil to increase broadband access by 2018

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  • Posted on May 12, 2015


    The Minister of Communications, Ricardo Berzoini, announced today the Banda Larga Para Todos program, which intends to increase broadband access and quality for users in Brazil. The program has as its objective increasing network access by 52,3% in the country, from 197 million to 300 million by 2018. The goal will guarantee access for 95% of the population.

    Another objective is to increase average navigation speed, from 6 Mbps (megabits per second) to 25 Mbps. For that, 45% of houses in cities should start being serviced by fiber optics, which allows for better quality of service. “For places where fiber optics hasn’t arrived, the idea is to use satellites. Next year we will put a military communications satellite in orbit that will help bring internet to places where fiber optics is not accessible”, said Ricardo Berzoini.