E-Link Americas: Satellite Connectivity Project for Latin America and the Caribbean

Details of the organization
Institute for Connectivity in the Americas (ICA/IDRC)
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
E-Link Americas: Satellite Connectivity Project for Latin America and the Caribbean
E-Link Americas is a landmark project aimed at connecting the remote and underserved areas in the Americas using low-cost high-speed Internet. Satellite and terrestrial wireless technologies will be used to deliver affordable, financially viable, Internet access to municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals, telecentres and other community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Existing infrastructure will be leveraged using wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) technology, to extend access to businesses and homes. Incubated at ICA, E-Link Americas is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation supported by Canadian International Development Agency, the World Bank, the OAS, ICA, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Regional implementation
Ongoing from to 
Institute for Connectivity in the Americas, World Bank, OAS, Canadian International Development Agency, International Development Research Centre

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No