The Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel) presented the “Improvement of Connectivity for Digital Transformation” project to the authorities of 26 municipalities in the country that do not have fixed networks for internet access, in order to provide connectivity to these demarcations.
It did so with the support of the Administrative Ministry of the Presidency, the Dominican Federation of Municipalities (Fedomu) and the Dominican Municipal League (LMD).
The project presented consists of the deployment of internet access networks nationwide, specifically fiber optic networks to homes.
Additionally, training programs in digital skills will be carried out for the inhabitants of the selected municipalities, mostly from the southern region and the border area.
In addition, the public institutions of said demarcations will benefit from free internet.
It would be implemented in the municipalities of Guayabal, Tabara Arriba, Yayas de Viajama, Pueblo Viejo, in Azua; Los Ríos, in Bahoruco; Las Salinas, Jaquimeyes, Polo, La Ciénaga, Fundación, in Barahona; Restoration and Pino, in Dajabón; Bánica, Pedro Santana, El Llano, Hondo Valle and Juan Santiago, in Elías Piña; La Descubierta, Postrer Río, Mella, Cristóbal, in Independencia; Oviedo, in Pedernales; Los Cacaos, in San Cristóbal; Rancho Arriba, in San José de Ocoa; Vallejuelo and Boechio, in San Juan de la Maguana.
The telecommunications regulatory body requested the commitment of the mayors to process the requests in an agile manner and assume the corresponding arbitrations for the deployment of connectivity. The activity was headed by the administrative minister of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza, the president of Indotel, Nelson Arroyo, and the director of the regulator, Julissa Cruz.