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Weekly Report - 16 May 2019 (WR-19-19)

A State internet company for Mexico?

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced government plans on 11 May to open a public internet company that will allow even those in the most remote areas of the country to get online. Speaking to a crowd in the El Nayar municipality of Nayarit state, López Obrador accused private companies of not providing full coverage as they are only interested in profits, and promised that his administration would rectify this: “with all due respect to the companies who have had the concessions and who haven’t connected the country… step aside because now the government will have its own company to connect all Mexicans to the internet.”

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