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Colombia reduces rates for operators using the 3.5GHz broadband spectrum.

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The rates paid by operators in Colombia to use the broadband spectrum in the 3.5GHz band, have been reduced by the country's communications ministry.

The reduction is aimed at helping to boost wireless Internet adoption in Colombia, according to the government. It will benefit local operators working in at least four of Colombia's cities and will apply from the decree date of 12 June 2006, until the end of the year.

In addition, the decree will affect operators which have not introduced broadband service to date. The reduced rates will be extended next year for operators offering service in at least 16 of Colombia's main cities. This will include cities which operators have introduced service to this year.

The decree will, in 2008, only relate to operators which have exceeded the coverage estimated in the proposals they have submitted to the ministry.

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