The president of the state-owned telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, announced that since May 2016, 174 new locations have been connected to the Federal Internet Plan, covering around 9 million people.
These locations are from provinces of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe , Santiago del Estero and Tucumán.
De Loredo said that in the first half of 2017 another 321 small towns will be added to the plan, to reach a total of 495. Also, between the second half of 2017 and the first of 2018 it will connect another 652.
The Federal Internet Plan aims to connect around 1,300 small towns to Arsat’s fiber optic network so that its inhabitants can access quality broadband services at affordable prices.