Dominican Republic signs up with A4AI

24 Sep 2014

The Dominican Republic has become the first Latin American country to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a coalition of private sector, public sector and not-for-profit organisations which have come together to help promote the spread of affordable fixed and mobile internet access in developing countries. According to A4AI, internet penetration in the Dominican Republic remains well behind neighbouring nations such as Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago, while the price of even a basic broadband service puts it out of the reach of most of the population. The Alliance says it will work hand-in-hand with the Dominican government, the telecoms regulator Indotel and other local stakeholders to build a national coalition which will be tasked with identifying key regulatory and policy barriers to affordable broadband access in the Republic, and with developing and implementing solutions to address them. Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique are the three other member countries of A4AI.

Dominican Republic, Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel)