SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – September 26th, 2012 – Tired of slow Internet service? Well, RACSA says they will soon introduce ultra-broadband, fiber-optic Internet service in Costa Rica – with speeds that reach the Gigabit range. This comes after an agreement between RACSA and the Swedish company, ViaEuropa.
The fiber optic network is expected to be ready by January 2013, although statements did not reveal what areas of the country would be included in the initial rollout. Costa Rica would become the first country in Latin America offer such a service.
In addition to consumers, businesses and corporate campuses will benefit from the availability of ultra-broadband service. Orlando Cascante, general manager for RACSA, said the service would also pave the way for new services such as television over IP.
President Laura Chinchilla said the fiber optic network was another step towards developed status for the country, and will allow Costa Rica to continue moving towards a service-based economy.
Consumers and businesses can pre-register for the service now, at www.racsa.co.cr. Rates and speed options are expected to be announced soon.