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Digital Access Centers to tackle the technological divide in Peru

Digital Access Centers to tackle the technological divide in Peru

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City of Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru

A total of 78 Digital Access Centers have been installed in rural locations across Peru.

This is part of an initiative by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) to achieve a more digitally connected country.

The operational phase of the project began in rural localities of the regions of Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Cusco and Apurímac. 

Through the National Telecommunications Program (Pronatel) these technological spaces have been installed in rural areas to promote digital literacy. 

“The initiative of the MTC is to reduce the digital gap and with these Digital Access Centers, more than 62,000 Peruvians will benefit in these 78 localities, located in 35 provinces of the four regions mentioned,” said Minister Nicolás Bustamante.   

In the case of Huancavelica, more than 6,600 citizens will benefit from 15 towns in six provinces; while, in Ayacucho, there are 13,400 citizens, from 20 localities, who will be able to go to these Digital Access Centers to receive training, access digital courses, request support in virtual public procedures and more. 

“The Digital Access Centers also have a community digital leader, who is a professional expert in digital tools and responsible for promoting the training of target groups, both in Spanish and Quechua,” added Bustamante.

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