After three intense days of work and exchange of
experiences, on June 15, was held a roundtable on digital literacy in rural
areas and the closing event "ICT and Agriculture: The role of ICTs in agricultural
president, Carolina Cosse, said as in the opening ceremony, "we should be obsessed
with the value addition and the development of sustainability in the economy of
our country". This imply recognizing strategic areas and one of them is the “broadband
in the country" to digitize Uruguay and be in line with the new economy.
Antel is essential that this tool of broadband is available throughout the
country, that's a key part in the history of Antel, a public company serving strategic
issues, a tool for the deployment of public policy. “Ceibal Plan” would not
been implemented without a public telecommunications company”, she said.
Cosse, "is a great responsibility for those who work in Antel to address
strategic issues in the country and ask again and again, what is their role to
develop the business and provide the telecom service to more people".
example of the activities of Antel, she noted the schedule of installation of
optical fiber and 3G base stations, telecommunication support for the “Plan Ceibal”,
participation in the "Centers MEC" and Centers with their own access, the “Plan
Siembra”, the Universal Program “Homes”, the “Plan Integra”, the agreement with
Uruguay's National Television (TNU), the contribution to Rural plan,
participation in rural electrification and telecommunications infrastructure
for the University of the Republic.
literacy, Ms. Cosse said that "the processes of literacy are deeply
interactive learning process where teachers learn a lot of reality in which
they live". In this sense, she said Antel will increase its participation
in the "Centers MEC", allowing everybody to gain more knowledge and know the needs
regarding content and applications.
(Source: Antel - Uruguay)