In the Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), like in other countries in the region, we face the social impact produced by information and communication technology. This impact results in differences in the development opportunities of the population, causing a "digital gap" between those with and without access to information and communication technologies.
It is for this reason that the government, in the Bicentennial year, has inaugurated the digital cities, to effectively provide equal opportunities to all its inhabitants to have a fully integrated province.
In this framework, through the "Digital Province Plan Municipality by Municipality" will provide Social Internet services free and safe, providing in a first step, Social WiFi coverage to the main square of the municipality, thus regaining the public space as a place of family gatherings and neighborhood, and a Center for Digital Inclusion. Then, through the inclusion of remote sites are connected other areas of social concern such as schools, health centers, libraries, cultural centers and sports facilities among others.
The Social WiFi will have different navigation options according to the user's age and the purpose of use. These options are:
• Free Navigation with access to all pages
• Site Navigation government (national, provincial and municipal)
• Navigation for children, which only allow the access to educational sites and games. This navigation option will be accompanied by instructions for parents to encourage responsible Internet use.
All of these forms will have restricted access to pornography, incitement to violence and discrimination. The illumination of the municipalities will be developed in stages, starting with the less connected localities to the most connected, thus achieving equal opportunities for all inhabitants of the province of Buenos Aires.
In a first stage, inaugurated in late September, there will be the "Digital Foundation" of 4 cities in the center of the province: in the pilot will have the service the main square of the Club Ciudad Bolivar and Bolivar, space that will open the first Centre for Digital Inclusion, the main square of General Alvear, the Cultural Center in San Jose Olavarria and the main square in Tapalqué.
In a second stage, scheduled to open in late December, will be held the "Digital Foundation" of 17 Municipalities, Social WiFi coming to 20 cities where WiFi Social "illuminates" the main square and open a Centre Digital Inclusion is located in an enclosed place chosen by the Municipality.
Finally, a third stage to develop during the course of 2011, once put in technical terms the new provincial network, there will be the "Digital Foundation" of the remaining municipalities, Social WiFi coming with all the municipalities of Buenos Aires Province, providing the service a public space and opened a Center for Digital Inclusion in each of them.
(Source: Province of Buenos Aires