According to Guinness, Mexico City is the “most connected city in the world”

If you are going to Mexico City, you shouldn’t have a hard time browsing the internet. The capital of Mexico is indeed the city “the most connected in the world” by its number of public and free wifi access points, the book declared on Wednesday. Guinness Records.

The city, which has 9.2 million inhabitants, has 21,500 public and free wifi access points (“hotspots”), Guinness representative for Latin America, Carlos Tapia, said at a ceremony. at the foot of the statue of the Angel of Independence in the city center. The certificate was officially presented to the mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum (left in power), who could become the first president in the history of the country in 2024, according to many analysts.

Access mainly by public transport

This distinction rewards the policy of “the right to the Internet for all”, estimated the president of the city government (mayor). Claudia Sheinbaum thus alluded to poor families who do not have a home subscription.

In Mexico City, the connection points are mainly by public transport. The connections are sometimes saturated. Students were able to take their courses online thanks to free wifi during the closure of schools at the height of the pandemic, from March 2020 to September 2021.

Increase in the number of poor

Fifteenth largest economy in the world, Mexico has 55 million poor people (43.9% of its population), including 3.8 million more since 2018, according to a recent study by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval). An investigation contested by the government. A member of the ruling Morena party, Claudia Sheinbaum is President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s runner-up, according to many political columnists.

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