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Project ID: 1102371595
Entity: Canada - Institute for Connectivity in the Americas (ICA/IDRC)
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Activity: E-Link Americas: Satellite Connectivity Project for Latin America and the Caribbean
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Activity description: 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).
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Entity from: Western Europe and North America - Canada
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: Institute for Connectivity in the Americas, World Bank, OAS, Canadian International Development Agency, International Development Research Centre
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 National e-strategy: No
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