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Brazil's Olympic Host Rio De Janeiro Has Phones Cut Due To Unpaid Bills

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 20 / 15

The state government of Rio de Janeiro, "which is feverishly preparing for next year's Olympic Games, has failed to pay its phone and Internet bills, triggering a cutoff in service," according to Eisenhammer & Haynes of REUTERS. Brazilian telecom firm Oi SA said that "it had cut the lines after...

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