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 Monday, April 11, 2011

The Minister of Information and Communications Technologies, Diego Molano Vega, will kick off the international agenda of the "Plan Vive Digital", with a visit to Washington DC The official will meet with multilateral agencies, universities and representatives of the telecommunications sector, in order to establish partnerships to strengthen international connectivity through the Pacific and to achieve cooperative agreements for the financing of social programs in the ICT sector in Colombia.

The Minister of ICT, Diego Molano Vega, will hold a series of meetings with representatives of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and American operators in
Communications and Information Technology.

In this way, the minister will meet with Julius Genachowski, director of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to review issues concerning the regulatory framework to the challenges facing the region, which will be deepened later in the World Symposium Regulators International Telecommunication Union - ITU, which will take place from 20 to 23 September this year in Armenia, Quindio.

As part of the agenda, the ICT Minister will attend the Leaders Forum of the Public Sector, where he will participate in the plenary sessions of participatory democracy and preventive health, computing and regulation.

During his stay in the U.S. capital, the official will present the "Plan Vive Digital", the technology plan that seeks to give Colombia a technological leap, thanks to the mass use of Internet. The great goal is to multiply by 4 times the number of Internet connections and develop a digital ecosystem in the country in the following dimensions: infrastructure, services, applications and users.

(Source: Mintic - Colombia)

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