City barely making a dent in replacing overhead wiring

In Cuenca the cables of 166,775 telephone lines, 102,956 Internet connections and 7,782 paid television users, cross the city from end to end according to a report by the Telecommunications Regulation and Control Agency (Arcotel). The wiring forms the so-called “noodles” that affect the city’s appearance. The agency warns, in a report made in 2017, that the overabundance of cables in the city generates a “negative visual impact” and affects the conditions of the services. The annual goal is to correct visual pollution by at least 29 linear kilometers per year. The Company of Telecommunications, Potable Water and Sewerage (ETAPA) has established…

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