300 new telecentres
will work in 127 municipalities in the country. With an investment of
US$ 40,000 million, the ICT Ministry, through its Communications
program “Compartel”, is bringing the Internet to remote regions
of the country.
The social program
Compartel from the ICT Ministry will run over 300 community Internet
access centers in villages and townships located in remote and
difficult access areas, in order to ensure a space to the community
to access to Internet, while others public or private operators come
to expand the supply of telecommunications.
is very important provide connectivity to places that normally do not
have Internet service. We want to make community ownership of these
spaces and enjoy the benefits of ICT that come with the telecenters".
It said Guillermo Cruz German, manager of Compartel.
will come to places like the Oasis in the municipality of Arauquita
(Arauca), New Siviru in Bajo Baudó (Chocó), San Pedro in Puerto
Caicedo (Putumayo); Puerto Nariño in Cumaribo (Vichada), and La
Rocosa in San Andrés (San Andres and La Providencia).
provide Internet services to the public at least 40 hours a week,
webcam and printing documents. Additionally they will provide advice
to users and 50% discounts for students on the fee.
The complete lists
of the localities benefited are in the next link:
(Source: MINTIC –