Mexican company connects telecommunications to indigenous communities

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Mexican company connects telecommunications to indigenous communities

Across Latin America, millions of indigenous people living in remote areas have limited access to mobile phones and internet services.

Now, a company in Mexico is bringing telecommunications tools to these communities.

CCTV America’s Franc Contreras reports from one of the villages.

Mexican company connects telecommunications to indigenous communities

Mexican company connects telecommunications to indigenous communities

Across Latin America, millions of indigenous people living in remote areas have limited access to mobile phones and internet services. Now, a company in Mexico is bringing telecommunications tools to these communities. CCTV America’s Franc Contreras reports from one of the villages.

Getting to San Miguel Huautla, which is an indigenous community in Oaxaca’s remote Mixteca region, is no easy task. It’s a four-hour trek from the state capital with long stretches of dirt roads.

Members of Indigenous Communitarian Telecoms or TIC, traveled there to meet with local leaders, and to check on their recently installed mobile phone service.

For about $7,000, TIC set up phone towers and other equipment in the village. The local government now owns and operates its own telecommunications company.