The internet service provider in Paraguay is planning to start making money, according to a report.
A report by local media outlet Agencia Española (El País) said that in 2017, Facebook’s Paraguay-based internet service service provider, Internet Saver Paraguay, would make up to $2.6 million from its sales of its internet service.
The Paraguayan government has not announced an official reason for the decision.
“Saver Paraguaya, like other internet service providers in Paraguayan territory, was founded to help improve Internet access for people who have to travel long distances and who live in rural areas,” the company said in a statement.
Paraguay’s internet service has not been in free-of-charge service since 2015, when it was privatized.
In 2016, a government-owned internet service company, PES Paraguay (PES) launched its own internet service for a fraction of the cost.
Paraguayan President Fernando Monteiro has said that he wants to introduce free internet access to all of Paraguay by 2020, but has not yet announced his exact plans.