The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred governments in Latin America to implement laws and initatives to boost internet access and get more people online.
* COVID-19 spurs governments to bridge digital divide
* New laws declare the internet as an essential service
* Expanding internet access to include lowering costs
By Anastasia Moloney and Fabio Teixeira
BOGOTA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – H uddled over a red tablet on loan from their school, Mercedes Ortiz’ two children study from their home in a hillside slum outside Bogota – a novelty for the family after several COVID-19 lockdowns without