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And Carlos Slim is no bueno.

According to these rankings (pdf) of internet accessibility and broadband usage, Mexico ranks last of thirty countries in a composite of broadband measures. One of those measures is price per Mpbs of usage per month. And at $18.41 a month per Mpbs, Mexicans pay about 6x more than combined average of the other 29 countries.
From what I hear, the world´s richest man and proprietor of Telemex (Mexico´s telecom giant), Carlos Slim has something to do with these gauging prices that have resulted in only 20% of the households here having access to internet. For comparison´s sake, the US has about 60% household access to internet.

Written by gringolost

May 23, 2009 at 4:28 am

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