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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

Since 2009: PR Internet Service-Faster, Cheaper, More Available

By Wil Payton

Recently unveiled research by Connect Puerto Rico shows that nearly 85% of Puerto Rico households have access to fixed broadband at advertised speeds of at least 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload, up from 57% one year ago. This represents significant network expansion across the island. Not only has broadband become more accessible but it has also become more affordable in Puerto Rico. Below is an excerpt from a New is My Business article: The cost of broadband service in Puerto Rico has dropped by more than 75 percent since 2009, when carriers charged between $40 and $65 per Megabit per second, to less than $10 per Mbps in 2012, said Carlo...

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Free Online Courses Gaining Popularity and Certification Potential

By Wil Payton

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are all the rage in the education technology arena. Free online courses have attracted thousands of learners worldwide during the past year. Thirty-three prominent schools have signed on with Coursera, a leading MOOC provider. Many more colleges and universities are exploring ways to leverage courses at their institutions. The latest MOOC trend is certification. Users are looking to document course completion to augment their professional credentials. Below is an excerpt from a Washington Post article detailing the evolution of MOOC certification initiatives: For less than $100, a student who takes a...

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