Oi SA's broadband plan footprint reaches over 2,000 cities
Brazil's Oi SA is now operating its national broadband plan--known as the Plano Nacional de Banda Larga (PNBL)--in 2,005 municipalities.
Offering its broadband service via its Oi Velox brand, the service provider got to this point by deploying its services in 113 new cities with plans to cover over 4,800 municipalities by the end of 2014.
Offering users a 1 Mbps service for BRL 35 (USD 17.2) per month, Oi SA said Oi Velox is currently available in 24 states throughout cities located in the north and northwest of Brazil.
As of the end of January this year, the PNBL reached 692 municipalities with low-cost wireline broadband services.
In addition to Oi, Telebras and Telefonica-Vivo (NYSE: TEF) have been aggressively rolling out service under the PNBL program.
Telefonica-Vivo, for one, has signed up signed up 1 million customers thus far. By 2012, the service provider said it hopes to provide broadband services at capped prices of BRL35 (USD18.95) a month to 622 cities in the state of Sao Paulo.
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