SAN JOSE (AFP) - Latin America is the world’s fastest-growing market for Internet access, and could double within a decade, the group that oversees Internet-related tasks said Friday. “I think this is the decade of our region in many ways,” said Rodrigo de la Parra, regional vice president for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. “It is a region that without any doubt has more growth on a worldwide level,” the Mexico native told AFP. Internet market penetration is found in about 30 percent of Latin American households, compared with nearly 100 percent in developed countries.

De la Parra spoke during a five-day ICANN conference in Costa Rica that ended Friday. About 1,700 participants from 150 countries attended the conference.