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Ecuador: Inputs from civil society for the formulation of the Communication Law 09 July 2009 Raquel Escobar Guevara

The objective of this action was to include civil society’s perspective on the right to communication in Ecuador’s new communications law. This law, which should be approved in 2009, comes out of the Andean country’s new constitution. Civil society actively participated in the constitutiona...

Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas 09 July 2009 Roberto Bustamante Vento y Maicu Alvarado V.

This advocacy action was carried out by CEPES, AndinaTIC member in Peru, compiling and systematizing documents on Peruvian government ICT projects. This task supplemented the organisation’s ongoing research on connectivity strategies in rural contexts. CEPES questions the governmental initiati...

Venezuela: Analysis of the proposal for reforming the Telecommunications, informatics and postal services law
Venezuela: Analysis of the proposal for reforming the Telecommunications, informatics and postal services law 09 July 2009 Sandra L. Benítez U., Adela Vivas y Luis Germán Rodríguez

Venezuela’s advocacy action was carried out by EsLaRed and Funredes, the country’s AndinaTIC members, and focused on analysing a proposed reform of the telecommunications, information technology and postal service law. Among other things the law would grant greater control to the government w...

Colombia: The strategy of opening educational institutions as community internet access centres
Colombia: The strategy of opening educational institutions as community internet access centres 08 July 2009 Jorge Mauricio Escobar Sarria, Olga Patricia Paz Martínez y Paula Andrea Ospina Saavedra

The policy of opening public ICT access centres that operate within educational institutions presents an opportunity to expand access to broadband infrastructure, as observed by Olpa Paz, Mauricio Escobar and Paula Ospina. In addition to the promotion of public access to ICTs, Colombia is also w...

Communication for influence (CILAC): Research and advocacy
Communication for influence (CILAC): Research and advocacy 08 July 2009

The Andean region has some of the lowest fixed telephone line, mobile telephony and broadband penetration rates of all Latin America, the continent with the starkest economic disparities in the world. In the 90s, Andean countries adopted new liberalisation and privatisation policies in order to a...

Colombia: Communications Fund
Colombia: Communications Fund 08 July 2009 Marco Pérez

Colnodo, Colombia’s AndinaTIC member, analysed the role of the country’s Communications Fund. The institution is part of the Ministry of Communications and administers the funds transferred by the various telecommunications companies operating in Colombia. It currently finances postal and so...

Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet
Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet 29 June 2009 Jorge Bossio

Researcher Jorge Bossio poses the questions: Can you imagine a day when there are two kinds of internet networks, one open and public and the other closed and exclusive, similar to free-to-air television channels and cable television channels? Can you imagine only being able to access certain web...

Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve  Universal Broadband Access?
Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve Universal Broadband Access? 29 June 2009 Ysabel Briceño

Ysabel Briceño observes that the long distance that most internet traffic must travel outside the region before returning back to the region is a problem that affects both the quality and cost of communications services in the countries of South America, including Venezuela. As a result of this...

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