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Friday, December 28, 2018

Minimum broadband speed will be 25 Mbps from January

As of January 1, 2019 only connections higher than 25 Mbps in download and 5 Mbps in upload can be marketed as broadband. The change in regulation was announced in June 2017 by the former ICT Minister David Luna. "The telecommunications market is facing this transition today, which not only requires the capacity of operators but also to make technical adjustments in order to offer the new market standards," said Roque Lombardo, general manager at HughesNet for Colombia.

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