By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

MANAUS, BRAZIL – Italian telecom giant TIM has unveiled a new R$171 million (US$84 million) plan to bring high-speed internet to Brazil’s Amazon region, accounting for over 45 percent of the country’s territory, but only around 6.5 percent of its population.

The project, which has been dubbed “Transamazônica Digital,” plans to lay a 1,118-mile (1,800-kilometer) fiber optic network in 27 municipalities in three of the region’s seven states – Amazonas, Pará and Amapá – requiring 3,600 pylons and eight substations to be erected.

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