The first School of
Public Policy makers of Broadband in Latin America, organized by the
Economic Commission (CEPAL) with the support of the World Bank, meets
in the agency's headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
Secretary of CEPAL, Antonio Prado, considered the event to be held
until Thursday, will contribute to the creation of an independent
regional broadband market and, that will allow the expansion of
information and communications technology.
The meeting was attended
by national policy makers on the issue of Argentina, Chile, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru.
According to the
Regional Centre for Broadband, between April 2010 and April of this
year there was a significant improvement in the availability of the
Internet service, since the price was reduced on average 37% of one
megabyte per second.
However, the service
rate remains almost five times higher in Latin America and the
Caribbean, compared with the average price of industrialized
(Source: UN News)