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Free Public Internet in Acapulco’s Zócalo

By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 18 May, 2011

(Acapulco, AN 18 May) In honor of World Internet Day, governor Ángel Aguirre, accompanied by Héctor Slim Seade, chairman of Telmex, cut the ribbon on 100 connectivity locations within the State of Guerrero. The sites are free, wireless high-speed “Infinitum” sites, offered by Telmex in cooperation with the state government. Acapulco’s Zócalo is one such location. Visitors to the Zócalo today will find that they can make free wireless connections to the Internet with no codes or passwords. The speed is 4 megabytes per second. (As more people log on, the transfer speed may drop.)

A separate program of “digital classes” is being inaugurated in the public primary schools. The computers and Internet connections were donated by Telmex, and are outfitted by special educational software developed jointly by Telmex and MIT. The program includes training for students, teachers and parents.

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