Pronatel helps more Peruvians to be digitally connected

Pronatel helps more Peruvians to be digitally connected

More than 12,000 citizens of the provinces of Jaén and San Ignacio, in the Cajamarca region of Peru, can connect to high-speed Internet, via Wi-Fi, thanks to the Digital Access Public Spaces (EPAD) initiative of the National Telecommunications Program (Pronatel).

“Thanks to the support of the authorities of the Regional Government of Cajamarca, we are implementing our EPAD initiative in 90 squares or public spaces, which will be a tool for more Peruvians to be digitally connected,” said Velarde Ortiz, Executive Director of Pronatel.

He added that this experience is expected to be replicated by implementing EPAD near educational institutions, which will additionally benefit students, who will be able to use all the available tools, such as the material available in the repository or virtual library, in addition to browsing the Internet. 

Another development is that selected towns of Cajamarca will soon have a Digital Access Center (CAD).

“At the CAD, they will be accompanied by a community digital leader, who will provide the necessary support so that the citizens who attend can develop digital skills that allow their economic and social development,” said Ortiz.

Pronatel, an entity attached to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, continues to reaffirm its commitment to continue accelerating the expansion of coverage, access and use of the Internet, in order to generate more opportunities for all.

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