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Free Broadband Project Expanded

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - State Governor Sergio Cabral has announced the extension of the government-sponsored free internet project into traditionally underserviced areas. The initiative, known as Projeto Orla Digital (Digital Beachfront Project), started in September 2008 and aims to link the entire population of Rio to wireless broadband. This latest phase is being expanded to the Avenida Brasil locality, Zona Oeste (West Zone), and Baixada Fluminense (an autonomous region bordering Guanabara Bay, north of Rio proper yet considered part of the city).

“The digital inclusion that we are promoting today will enable more families to . . .

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