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Much of Botswana uses copper telephone wire infrastructure to access the Internet, which limits connections to 2 megabits per second (Mbps), however connections can rise to over 1,000 Mbps. Botswana Fiber-Optic Networks (Bofinet), the state-owned enterprise that controls the country’s fiber optic network, is providing the infrastructure connection upgrades to diplomatic missions and businesses, and will subsequently connect residences with the goal of completing the upgrade in 2020.
Point of sales for credit card transactions are numerous and widely available with reliable connections to processing centers.
The government passed the Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill in April 2014. The Bill will enable the facilitation and regulation of electronic communications and transactions, streamlining commercial and bureaucratic procedures. The GOB earmarked $15 million for the implementation of this bill in its 2014/2015 budget. Subsequent to this an Electronic (Evidence) Records Act was enacted by parliament in 2014. Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting http://export.gov/usoffices.
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