Colombia is a country very active on the Internet
and has grown markedly in connectivity. The ICT Ministry will continue working
with determination to close the poverty gap and contribute to development.The Minister of Information and Communications Technologies
(ICT), Diego Molano Vega presented the balance of 2011 and announced the great
challenges of the next year.
Among the achievements of the ICT Ministry in 2011
- The increase in Internet connections through
major infrastructure. In 2009 there were 2.2 million connections, in December
2010, 3.1 million, and this year totaled 4.6 million.
is Latin America's leading connectivity. There are 325 municipalities connected
with fiber optics, and the goal is that by 2014 all municipalities are
- Was awarded
the contract to connect 2,800 educational institutions in remote and rural
areas, four times faster and half price.
the performance of 1,300 Community Access Centres to the Internet in remote
areas of the country.
- 115,000 Colombian
homes, from the strata 1 and 2, were subsidized from 77 municipalities to have
access to the Internet. Users pay a maximum fee of 20,000 colombian pesos (aprox. US$ 10.4)
- Until December 19th, were given 81 830
- 3564 places have seen a computer for first time,
and the opening of 230 libraries and houses of culture.
- 66 400 Portable were purchased.
- Recruitment of universities through competitive
bidding, $ 10 billion (they carry the PC, give initial train, install the
- Acquisition of 7,400 classrooms and 3,000 mobile
What comes in 2012?
technology, more progress
- Infrastructure: more competition in cellular
- New system user protection.
- Will open new job opportunities.
- Digital Experience Points: they reach about 800
municipalities distant, so that people learn to use technology.
- Digital Natives. The goal is to provide computers
with Internet connectivity to all public schools in the country, accompanied by
an aggressive strategy of training for teachers.
(Source: MINTIC - Colombia)