30/05/2015 – Best internet connection in Latin America

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According to figures from the state-owned telecommunications company ANTEL, Uruguay has the highest average internet speed in Latin America and is now ranked in seventh place worldwide. When it comes to internet access via fibre optic cable, Uruguay is one of the top ranked countries with 60% coverage. Moreover, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Uruguay has one of the highest internet penetration rates in Latin America and is among the world’s 50 countries with the best political and institutional conditions for the development of information and communication technologies. According to the UN, broadband internet access is key to economic growth, because of its potential to increase productivity, enable the creation of new tools for work processes, and boost a country’s scientific and social development.