Region: Latin America and the Caribbean | Country : Costa Rica

Executive Summary

The National Telecommunications Fund (FONATEL) is part of Telecommunications Superintendence (SUTEL), the Costa Rican telecommunications regulator. FONATEL was created in 2009 as a consequence of legal provisions that arose from the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States in 2007 and the end of Costa Rica’s state monopoly in the telecommunications sector in 2008. The Universal Service Fund is financed by mandated contributions from telecommunications operators as well as spectrum allocation tenders. FONATEL develops and executes a variety of programs to reduce the digital divide and universalize access to Internet connectivity in Costa Rica.

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