Cuba to launch first public Wi-Fi hotspots
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Cuba to launch first public Wi-Fi hotspots

AFP - June 18, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuba announced plans Thursday to open 35 public Wi-Fi hotspots and halve the price to go online, seeking to expand Internet access in one of…

ICE denounces telecom regulator for hiring lawyers who worked with private competitors
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ICE denounces telecom regulator for hiring lawyers who worked with private competitors

L. Arias - June 11, 2015

Leaders from the Internal Workers Front (FIT), a coalition of seven unions from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), are accusing members of the Telecommunications Superintendency (SUTEL) Council of…

Costa Rican Electricity Institute appeals ₡2 billion fine by regulators
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Costa Rican Electricity Institute appeals ₡2 billion fine by regulators

L. Arias - June 4, 2015

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is challenging a ₡2.2 billion ($4 million) fine levied by the Telecommunications Superintendency (SUTEL) for unfair competition involving discounted offers for ICE phone service.…

ICE to stop printing monthly bills
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ICE to stop printing monthly bills

L. Arias - June 3, 2015

Beginning Aug. 1, customers of the state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE-kölbi) will no longer receive printed bills for landline phone service, Internet and cable TV. Instead, ICE will send electronic invoices,…

Costa Rica’s telecom regulator sanctions state-owned ICE for unfair competition
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Costa Rica’s telecom regulator sanctions state-owned ICE for unfair competition

L. Arias - May 29, 2015

The Telecommunications Superintendency (SUTEL) on Thursday slapped the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) with a ₡2.2 billion ($4 million) fine for unfair competition carried out on two separate ocassions in…

Apple quarterly profit soars on iPhone sales
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Apple quarterly profit soars on iPhone sales

AFP - April 27, 2015

NEW YORK – Apple on Monday reported a 33-percent rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China.…

President Solís sacks technology minister over media ‘gag law’
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President Solís sacks technology minister over media ‘gag law’

Zach Dyer - April 10, 2015

The fallout from a controversial media reform bill that would have given the government broad powers to punish and even shutter Costa Rican media outlets pushed President…

Government backpedals on media reform bill amid outcry
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Government backpedals on media reform bill amid outcry

Zach Dyer - April 8, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ administration found itself once again playing defense with the media after the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) released a “draft” version…

Maintenance work may affect ICE Internet, phone services this week
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Maintenance work may affect ICE Internet, phone services this week

L. Arias - March 23, 2015

Telephone and Internet customers from the state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE-Kölbi) might experience interruptions as the institute carries out maintenance work throughout this week. The agency alerted the public that work…

Court orders state-run mobile carrier to pay customers for poor coverage
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Court orders state-run mobile carrier to pay customers for poor coverage

L. Arias - December 4, 2014

A Civil and Administrative Tribunal ordered the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to pay ₡500,000 ($945) to two of its customers for a lack of signal that prevented…

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