Friday, May 20, 2022

‘Colombia will be 1st country in Latin America completely connected to internet:’ Santos

(Photo: President's Office)

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday claimed that his country will be the first in Latin America to be completely connected to the internet.

“All of the municipalities in the countries will be connected,” the President affirmed on the radio program, “On Line with the President.”

- Advertisement -

Connecting Colombia to the world wide web will be done through a program called “Vive Digital” or “Live Digital.”  This program will install kiosks in communities with more than 100 residents that will allow citizens to access the internet and receive free training on how to use different facets of a computer and information technology.

Four hundred kiosks were launched today across 10 departments. The goal of this program is to have 5,300 kiosks across the country by the end of 2014.

The head of state believes that this will give a significant boost for “boys and girls to start familiarizing themselves with technology.”

This announcement comes after an October study placed Colombia as 5th place for internet connectivity in South America and 6th place for Latin America.

- Advertisement -

MOREColombia middle of the pack for internet use in Latin America

Furthermore, Inter American Development Bank expert, Christine Ternent recently asserted that with better internet connectivity, Colombia could be an international example of how to use innovation to deal with a post-conflict economy and society, according to a development specialist with decades of experience in the country.

MOREColombia could be hi-tech poster-child for post-conflict development: Inter-American Development Bank expert

Sources

The post ‘Colombia will be 1st country in Latin America completely connected to internet:’ Santos appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Rico
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of onlinemagazines that includes TodayColombia.com. Rico brings his special kind of savvy to online marketing. His websites are engaging, provocative, informative and sometimes off the wall, where you either like or you leave it. The same goes for him, like him or leave him.There is no middle ground. No compromises, only a passion to present reality as he sees it!

Related Articles

Covid-19 vaccine will be mandatory in Colombia

QCOLOMBIA - In the framework of the new decisions that the...

Nine tourists rejecred for not meeting the requirements to enter Colombia

QCOLOMBIA - On Tuesday, December 14, the measure that requires international...
- paying the bills -

MOST READ

- paying the bills -

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!