Indonesia’s Broadband Internet Access with A Strong Focus on Affirmative Policy

Details of the organization
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Indonesia’s Broadband Internet Access with A Strong Focus on Affirmative Policy
At the hand of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the government delivers wireless Broadband Internet Access with a Strong Focus on Affirmative Policy. MCIT has rolled out last-mile connections in ‘blank spots’ – areas with zero connection to any telecommunication service, particularly at busy public facilities (e.g. schools and head village’s office). By 2017, 2.476 locations are connected, way above the target of the period 2015 – 2017. As many as 285 new on-air locations are coming in the way. The delivery of broadband internet access with a focus on affirmative policy has been creating impacts on health and social well being. Broadband internet, for example, enables Ministry of Health to roll out telemedika, a free-toll line accessible to anyone in Indonesia in need of solicited medical advice. MCIT’s broadband internet access has also supported entrepreneurial activities in the easternmost province of Indonesia. Women of Kampung Enggros, Papua’s first internet village, can download new recipes, look up homemade herbal medicine and even source inspirations for their latest noken (multi functional woven bags) production from social media on day-to-day basis.
National implementation: Indonesia
Ongoing from 02/01/2013 to 31/01/2019
Central and government institutions throughout Indonesia, including Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social, Ministry of Education and Culture Government of Papua and Government of West Java.

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Programme