Fibertel

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Fibertel
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1997 (1997)
Area served Argentina (65 cities),[1]
Paraguay [2]
Services Internet service provider by cable modem
Owners Cablevisión S.A.
Employees 8,400[1]
Website www.fibertel.com.ar

Fibertel is an Argentine Internet service provider. It worked as a stand-alone organization until 2003, when it was merged with Cablevisión, a cable television provider. Cablevisión is part of the Grupo Clarín, thus Fibertel became part of it. Fibertel has over a million clients, and it is the third ISP of the country.[3] The ongoing controversies between Clarín and Kirchnerism led to the revoke of Fibertel's licence in 2010, which generated great political stir. However they are now legally operating due to a Judge from Córdoba giving them their license back.

History[edit]

Fibertel started working in 1997, giving service of cable modem. This gave it an edge over contemporary ISP, many of which provided Dial-up Internet access.[4] It was bought in 2003 by Cablevisión, a cable television provider. Cablevisión would be bought later by the Grupo Clarín.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b According official communicate of the company, on video.
  2. ^ ABC (October 28, 2009). "Fibertel también llega a Paraguay". Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ El Gobierno busca prohibir Fibertel y beneficiar a las telefónicas (Spanish)
  4. ^ Fibertel - Nuestra historia (Spanish)

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