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Tech Roundup: millions without internet as 5G arrives

The most important news in tech and innovation in Brazil this week: digital exclusion, crypto, and gender programming

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This week: 5G arrives, but almost 20 million Brazilians still don’t have broadband access, says IDB. Brazilian fintech wants to democratize access to crypto. UNESCO awards Brazilian startup teaching programming to vulnerable women. 

IDB: almost 20 million Brazilians have no broadband access

With less than a week until Brazil’s long-awaited 5G auction, telecom regulator Anatel and the International Development Bank (IDB) announced the results of a survey on internet access, showing that 19.7 million people in the country still do not have access to broadband internet.

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