MICHOACAN, Mexico 

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Wednesday that the government is launching a program to guarantee internet access to everyone in the country.

The decision is part of his efforts to ensure that people in rural regions have access to fundamental services.

Lopez Obrador said that right now, 75% of the country does not have access to the internet.

“We’re going to guarantee that there is internet throughout the [nation’s] territory. Why? Because the internet is fundamental,” he said at a press conference.

The government is investing $530,000 to expand internet access. As part of the project,

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