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Computers were introduced to El Limon in 1997, in connection with the village’s hydroelectric installation; both were managed by the Cornell University affiliated EcoPartners Project, the forerunner of CAREL. Narrow-band wireless Internet was added in 1998, and from 1999 – 2002 a community IT development project operated with funding from the InterAmerican Foundation. A broadband link to Ocoa and VoIP telephony were added in 2004. Four computers are now available in Limon for public use at the El Limon school. A second repeater was installed to serve three additional villages. Los Martinez is now on line, with one Internet connected computer at the village school and one telephone in operation.


The History of Telecommunications in El Limon


Internet comes to El Limon (Page from 1998)






CAREL Telecom Pages

Telecommunications and CAREL

History of Telecom in El Limon

Uses for Telecommunications


Starting a Telecenter



Voice over IP (VOIP)

Useful Links