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Colombia: Social appropriation: The implementation of the new Compartel telecentres
Colombia: Social appropriation: The implementation of the new Compartel telecentres 09 July 2009 Colnodo

The action consisted of approaching the decision-makers for the Colombian government’s project to supply community internet access centres in schools, through which close to 1700 new telecentres will be installed. Colnodo and the National Network of Telecentres (RNT-Red Nacional de Telecentros), members of AndinaTIC in Colombia, have been working with the government to promote models of social appropriation of the internet. In 2007 several organisations were able to insert demands for guara...

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 social telephony programmes as well as ICT expansion to reach persons of limited income. Specifically in the internet area it finances online government, universal access and computer recycling initiati...

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 witnessing a growing trend towards the bundling of internet, cable television and fixed telephony ser...

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 attain universal access. Almost 20 years later, these promises have not been fulfilled. APC studied e...

Interconnection costs
Interconnection costs 30 November 2007 Mike Jensen

This paper produced by South African Mike Jensen covers increasing North-South inequities (“paying both ways”) and proposed strategies for minimising the disparities in interconnection rates, accelerating the restructuring of the communications sector, supporting the establishment of national and international internet exchange points, and building local demand for national and internationa...

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