Brazil goes broadband


President Dilma Rousseff has proudly announced that there are now 72 million people connected to broadband in the country with another 40 million expected to be connected by 2014.

The president was speaking in an interview published on the president’s website. She told the reporter that more than 6 million families had now signed up to the low cost high speed internet access scheme being promoted by the government.

President Rousseff laid great emphasis on the value of the internet towards education. In the interview she tells the audience that 95% of urban public schools now have broadband connection, which means that 32 million pupils and 1.5 million teachers have access.

According to the president, Brazil is now the world’s third largest computer market.

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