Internet access in Portugal is improving
dramatically and is already remarkably good.
has a good network of private internet cafes throughout
the country meaning you can keep in touch with loved
ones, up date your blogs or log onto the latest weather
forecasts if you are visiting on holiday.
also has a government funded public service, Espaço
Internet, which allows free access to the internet
to anyone in
Portugal. Whether you are on holiday,
living in Portugal you can surf the net for
there are more than 600 Espaços throughout
the aim to provide free access to multimedia computers and the Internet to citizens all over Portugal. In all the Internet Spaces, trained personnel assure permanent support to users, and assume a
very important role of social mediators to computer and Internet technology in local, and frequently remote, communities. Most of them have at least one working station specially equipped for accessibility to the handicapped.
These spaces, some tailored to specific target groups of citizens, are being made available through different public funding lines. The creation of Internet
Spaces started in 1999. The goal is to reach a total of 1,000 spaces by the end of 2007.