3.4.3 Self-evaluation

The table below assesses whether there is an enabling environment for the development of industries that can provide telecommunication services in remote areas. These industries contribute to the community access centers – including those located in schools -- and locate necessary services at accessible prices and at accessible distances for the development of their activities. In sum, these industries become telecommunications services suppliers to neighboring populations.

 

Practices that contribute to the development of an ICT industry in rural areas
Yes
No
Connectivity plans consider the participation of community organizations or social companies or non-profit organizations for the provision of telecommunications services in remote areas (micro-telcos).
 
 
Connectivity plans consider incentives to community organizations or social companies or non-profit organizations for the provision of telecommunications services in remote areas (micro-telcos).
 
 
Connection plans consider the creation of local companies that provide maintenance and service to community access centers.
 
 
Accessible funding exists so that micro-telcos can start, expand or improve their services.
 
 
Access to the backbone network, at affordable prices, is guaranteed
 
 
The adoption of new technology is facilitated while taking into account the special characteristics of these areas.