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Bolivia's Internet at a Snail's Pace

Written by Eduardo Avila On 6 May 2014 @ 14:48 pm | 3 Comments

In Bolivia, Digital Activism, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish

Digital activists in Cochabamba, Bolivia took to the streets on Saturday May 3, dressed as snails [1] [es] to represent the slow Internet speeds faced by users across the country. The grassroots movement “Más y Mejor Internet Para Bolivia [2]” [es] (More and Better Internet for Bolivia) has been calling for lower prices, faster speeds, and better coverage from all of the telecommunications companies. Follow the protest at the hashtag #OpBabosa [Operation Snail] and in this Storify compilation [3] [es].

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[1] dressed as snails: http://boliviatrespuntocero.com/caracoles-denuncian-la-lenta-velocidad-de-internet-en-bolivia-opbabosa/

[2] Más y Mejor Internet Para Bolivia: https://www.facebook.com/mejorinternetya

[3] Storify compilation: https://storify.com/mrduranch/activistas-denuncian-la-lenta-velocidad-del-intern

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