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Ecuador: Fund for the Development of Telecommunications in Rural and Urban-marginal Areas 09 July 2009 Hugo Carrión Gordón

Universal Access Funds, in Ecuador as well as several other countries of the region, were created in response to liberalisation and privatisation policies of the telecommunications companies. These funds, financed through a percentage of the companies’ profits, intended to finance projects to e...

Peru: Fund for the Investment in Telecommunications 09 July 2009 Laura León Kanashiro

This document studies the case of the Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL), the Peruvian government agency that provides universal access to telecommunications in rural areas, privileging social concerns. The fund’s development during its 15 years in existence has meant going from mere in...

Venezuela: Fund for Universal Service
Venezuela: Fund for Universal Service 09 July 2009 Sandra L. Benítez U.

This exploratory study, carried out by Funredes and EsLaRed, analyses the use of the Universal Service Fund (FSU-Fondo de Servicio Universal) in Venezuela. Since 2001 the FSU has financed access points in different areas as well as infrastructure and access networks for communities and government...

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)...

Ecuador: Inputs from civil society for the formulation of the Communication Law
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
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...

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...

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