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14 February 2005

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Colby

That's what happens when the government invests too much in technologies that support the greying past and forgets that the seamless future is being built by its decisions today.

You see this in many latin countries, who still exist on corrupt relationships and golden pockets.

My suggestion - get your friends in Costa Rica to start blogging about the real issues and involve the students.

Someone

Didn't CAFTA (the Central America Free Trade Agreement) break up the telecom "monopoly" in Costa Rica? Under CAFTA is ICE really the only organization legally allow to offer telecommunications and internet services?

Who would invest in Costa Rica so they could pay 50 cents a minute for a questionable connection back to the USA?

Why doesn't anyone scream about the VOIP blocking that is happening in Costa Rica?

Neville Hobson

Colby, people are indeed blogging it and talking about it in many discussion forums in Latin America. Quite a few letters in La Nación re their Feb 12 report, expressing outrage at the ICE's plans.

Re a telecom monopoly in Costa Rica, well, it exists. And what we see with what's going on in Costa Rica re this VoIP issue looks to me like a classic example of your points, Colby.

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