The country of Costa Rica has become the 89th world’s largest economy by its GDP with just a population of 4.7 million people. On Jun 2012, 43% of the population or simply 2 million people in Costa Rica Have been using the internet. Because of the social medias and social networking sites, a lot of people have taken the whole meaning of internet into a new level, by that people use them for information, sharing, connecting and even dealing with businesses, Costa Rica on the other hand is also part of this connectivity through the internet.
Article 121 of the constitution of Costa Rica specifically states that the states ownership for wireless services or the internet may not be permanently removed. Because of that government in Costa Rica has used this for their monopoly of the internet services who they only have the control of the wireless connections in the whole country. However, it has come to their court the important and primary function of the internet and without the freedom to use this technology, those functions cannot be realized so they have taken necessary actions in September of 2010.
That marked the beginning of the internet generation for the people of Costa Rica, and as it’s being used for good purposes, it has also been used in crimes, and other abuses of the technology given to them. Just sitting there watching stuff on the internet can get you to jail, there are many crimes that is punishable by law just by doing something using the internet, organizing crimes, spying, hacking, researching for blueprints of weapons, missiles, drugs and also child pornography.
That is why there have been training for law enforcers on the internet to help them catch these criminals that are using the internet in their crimes.
Let’s hope they all catch those criminals and move on to the good side of the internet, for businesses in Costa Rica, the internet has provided them limitless expansion throughout the world, business owners have expanded their businesses on the internet creating websites and social media accounts that helps them a lot in connecting to the people that are potential clients and the people that have been their clients already, because of that it has added to a progress on their economy having to pay no tax and getting all their sales through the internet.