For centuries water has been the main communication network in the State of Pará, one of the Amazonian states in Brazil. Rivers are indeed a primary resource for the region, as also revealed by the State's name, coming from the Pará River, one of the tributaries of the Amazon River.
One of the most important watercourses of the state is Xingu, among the largest clearwater rivers in the Amazon basin. People living by Xingu will soon benefit from another communication network, as the federal government and the government of Pará planned to bring the broadband to 12 municipalities in the region.
The project, known as Xingu Conectado, is aimed at connecting 600,000 people at 10Gbps capacity. It is being deployed by PRODEPA, state-owned telco Telebràs, and development agency of Pará, which chose Prysmian as fibre optic supplier: the Group will provide 400 km of optical cables produced in the plant of Sorocaba, São Paulo.