Argentina orders Internet provider shut downAssociated Press
Aug. 22, 2010
Sen. Claire McCaskill Said She Never Met Russian Ambassador -- She Attended Dinner At His House
Undercover Vid: CNN Producer Admits Russia Narrative 'Mostly Bullshit,' Pushed For Ratings
Ireland: Judge Agrees to Give 'One Last Chance' to Convicted Sex Offender With 34 Prior Convictions
Polish MP Schools BBC Host On Refugees: 'How Many Terror Attacks Have You Had In London?'
Muslim Woman Arrested For Setting Fire To Iowa Mosque She Attended
The order says Grupo Clarin—which has grown through mergers to become one of Latin America's leading media companies—illegally absorbed the Fibertel company through its Cablevision subsidiary in January 2009 because it failed to obtain prior approval from the commerce secretary.
While the government says there are more than 200 providers in Argentina, most have tiny market shares. Removing Fibertel would enable Telecom's Arnet and Telefonica's Speedy to reach nearly 90 percent of Argentina's Internet users between them, and in many locations in the country, customers would only have one of those two companies to choose from.