USTDA Connects U.S. Businesses to Telecom Opportunities in Brazil

João Pessoa, BRAZIL – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Paraíba State Data Processing Company (CODATA) supporting broadband network expansion and information and communications technologies upgrades in Paraíba. The technical assistance will help increase broadband access and digital inclusion across the state.

The USTDA funded technical assistance will lay the necessary groundwork to support CODATA’s efforts including reviewing data center models, defining required technologies, reviewing expansion plans, proposing expansion models, and developing an integration plan for local data centers.

This project will create market access and export opportunities for U.S. companies. Potential exports include consulting, engineering, and security technology services, as well as servers, storage devices, switches, routers fiber broadband equipment, and CPUs.

“We are pleased to work with CODATA on this important project to expand broadband access and enhance the connectivity across the state,” said USTDA Director, Congressional and Public Affairs, Thomas R. Hardy. “We look forward to seeing the positive results that will come from this project.”

U.S. businesses interested in submitting proposals for this USTDA-funded technical assistance should visit the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website at A link to the FBO announcement will be posted to USTDA’s website at