A total of 76,000 people from 90 towns in the Piura and Tumbes regions of Peru will soon have free access to the Internet through the Digital Access Public Spaces (EPAD) initiative, also known as WiFi Plazas – according to the National Telecommunications Program (Pronatel).
The beneficiaries have signed up for contracts with Viettel Perú. The initiative involves providing free Wi-Fi and a symmetric Internet service of 40Mbps upload and 40Mbps download in squares or public spaces of the beneficiary localities. The service will also have a local digital repository to provide educational material to students in the areas without the need to access the Internet.
The Piura region will have EPAD in 60 localities, and Tumbes will have it in 30 locations, installed in squares or strategic public spaces in each town, allowing free Internet access for the population within the coverage area.
The contracts were signed by Pronatel’s Executive Director, Naylamp López Guerrero, and Viettel Perú’s Legal Manager and Legal Representative, Rodrigo Vaca Morales. Pronatel, an entity attached to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, aims to accelerate the expansion of coverage, access and use of the Internet to generate more opportunities for all.
“These places will have a 100% guaranteed speed and a local digital repository to provide educational material to students in the areas, without the need to access the Internet,” said Naylamp López Guerrero.Click below to share this article