92% of Peru’s 196 provincial capitals will have access to high speed broadband during the first half of 2016, La Republica writes, citing Minister of Transport and Communications, Jose Gallardo. A total of 180 capitals are due to be connected via the PEN999 million (USD313.2 million) National Fibre-optic Backbone Network programme by the end of June 2016. Connections to the first seven capitals were rolled out in March this year in Huancavelica, and went live on 12 May 2015, whilst deployments in Ayacucho, Apurimac and Ica took place last month.
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