By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Plano Nacional de Banda Larga (PNBL), the National Broadband Plan, was launched a year ago to provide millions of people in cities throughout Brazil with a 1Mb internet connection for a monthly fee of R$35 (around US$17). A year later, reports indicate just 1.2 million Brazilians in 2,300 towns and cities have had the PNBL broadband installed in their homes.

The overall goal was to get forty million households online, with at least a 1Mb connection, by 2014. However, as O Globo Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here