Uruguay breaks the half-century monopoly of state-owned Antel on Internet service

In Uruguay, there would still be a market of 300,000 homes without decent Internet access in 2021. In principle, it is a potential business for those five companies that have already obtained their license to provide fixed broadband.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay's telecommunications regulator, which reports directly to the Executive Branch headed by President Luis Lacalle Pou, authorized five cable companies that offer audiovisual services to enter the fixed broadband Internet business for the first time in the country's history.

It puts an end to the monopoly that the state-owned Antel maintained for almost fifty years in this service and with which these companies can now configure triple-play packages nationwide by . . .

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