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 Wednesday, 29 June 2011

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 development".

Antel's 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.

"For 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.

According to 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".

As an 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.

As for 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)
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