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 Thursday, 30 June 2011

Antel and the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) have signed an agreement to build and install new digital and literacy centers - MEC centers - across the country.

The aim is to promote the democratization of access to the information society, knowledge, education and culture.

By 2014, they aim to create at least 90 new centers in towns, neighborhoods or areas with high unmet demand for access to the information society in different parts of the country. These will join the hundreds of CMEC that are already in operation.

In the event on Wednesday 29 June was attended by the Minister of Education and Culture Dr. Ricardo Ehrlich, president of Antel Ms. Carolina Cosse, Mr. Pablo Barletta Vice President of Antel and the General Manager Mr. Andres Tolosa.

The Ing. Cosse reviewed some recent topics such as the three days of ICTs (information and communication Technologies) and Agriculture, attended by foreign technicians, Antel, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP). In that event the expositions were on precision agriculture, the interest in promoting these from Antel, issues of digital literacy and the encouragement to development of information and technology and the development of national industry around the agricultural sector. "Our commitment was to provide a canal to the proposals that emerged from this event, in addition to our initiative to access to centers of information, an area of ​​social inclusion", she said.

(Source: Antel – Uruguay)

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