Promoting Internet Access in the Cliff Village

Details of the organization
China Telecommunications Corporation
Business sector entities

Information about the project
Promoting Internet Access in the Cliff Village
Atu Lie’er Village located in Zhiermo Town, Zhaojue County, Liangshan, Sichuan Province of China is called the “Cliff Village” as its over 500 villagers live on a cliff where the traffic conditions are very bad and villagers need to climb nearly 800 meters if they go outside of the village. China Telecom Liangshan Branch and Zhaojue Branch overcame traffic difficulty and conducted network investigations there in September and November 2016. The mobile communications and wired broadband networks were finally fully built and opened at the end of December. China Telecom also gave 50 mobile phones, 50 wired broadband modems and 31 STBs to the villagers for free; and built up 2 “Love Centers” for the village primary school and preschool. Now, the Cliff Village has communications access to E-surfing 3G/4G, 100 Mbps optical broadband, high-speed WiFi, IPTV and video call services, having the same ICT level as cities.
Local implementation: China, Sichuan Province
Completed from 01/09/2016 to 02/02/2017

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Project