Wi-Fi Brasil takes internet to over 13,000 remote points in the country

"Where no one can reach, we can reach with quality internet signal," says the Ministry of Communications' Secretary of Telecommunications José Afonso Cosmo Júnior.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  It takes about 8 hours to reach the Guató indigenous community, located in the Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso do Sul. Not 8 hours by car, but 8 hours by boat. And a fast boat, says chief Osvaldo Correia da Costa: "To buy supplies, we need a bigger boat. Then it takes us three days of sailing down the river."

The tricky access complicates the reach of services and communication with other communities. The Special Indigenous Health Secretariat (SESAI) is in charge of the indigenous people's welfare and says that the contact with the outside . . .

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