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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Telecom Institute (Indotel) president Gedeón Santos on Wednesday said the country needs new optic fiber networks, and stated his regret that only 22 percent of Dominican households have a computer.

He said Dominican Republic’s public and private sectors need to carry out joint projects to achieve digital inclusion, and provided what he calls "dramatic" statistics that halt the country’s Internet access. "Each Dominican family should be not only connected, but should have a computer to stay connected to the world."

Santos said the Government and Indotel bolster their efforts to correct the situation.

Speaking to reporters during a wreath laying at the Altar of the Nation, Santos said only 14% of Dominicans is connected to the Web, and reiterated that the country needs new fiber optic networks.

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Written by: zooma, 20 Feb 2014 8:42 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic


....also, include more regulation to hinder the ripoff of the public by the communication companies.

Written by: dreadlocks, 20 Feb 2014 9:48 AM
From: United States
my buddies came to the DR on vacation on Tuesday. they could not believe that they were trying to call me from a block away, and the call would not connect. the DR really needs to join the 21st century in the communications business
Written by: lsantiago77, 20 Feb 2014 2:49 PM
From: United States
Written by: zooma, 20 Feb 2014 8:42 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic


....also, include more regulation to hinder the ripoff of the public by the communication companies.



very good point, unfortunately its the gov ripping us off, you would not believe how much the gov charges the public/telco on tecommunication services

a claro card worth 100 pesos i think 40 percent of that goes to the gov, its like sometimes when you buy something its like you have to buy it from the gov again, like when you bring a car into the dr, in the taxes that you have to pay its like basically you are buying the car again but this time you have to buy it to the corrupt gov of the dr
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