On this point, various themes were negotiated to help the competitiveness of the companies in this sector. To this end, Colombia will have no obligation to privatize telecom companies owned by the central government. In terms of private networks, the chapter ensures that companies of the parties can access and use public networks and services for telecommunications, including leased circuits offered in the territory or across borders, in terms reasonable and nondiscriminatory conditions. It highlights the requirement of commercial presence by Colombia, in providing public telecommunications services, which, in addition to attracting foreign investment, guarantees equal treatment, in terms of regulatory burdens and contributions to the Communications Fund. Similarly, we obtained the exclusion of rural telephony in the disciplines of the FTA. This service includes populations with fewer than 4,500 lines installed, which is 74% of the municipalities in Colombia.