3.6.1.1 Development of a Comprehensive Plan

Capacity-building cannot put to one side any single aspect of the chain of production and the development of ICTs. In this sense, an integrated development policy includes the capacities necessary for interaction with the community, deployment, supply and maintenance of the service, the development of applications and the development of equipment suitable for the context of this type of communication -- in addition to the policy and regulations that contribute to its provision. In the same way, these capacities, or the links to networks that they have and develop, must be present in the community.

Connectivity plans focus their efforts on creating capacities for the use of ICTs in communities but forget to create the minimum capacity necessary for the installation and maintenance of the network. This creates a huge external dependence and imposes high costs in problem solving that could otherwise be resolved in situ, such as the reconnection of an antenna or the installation of an antivirus program, among others.