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Minister reports on progress of hinterland connectivity project

13 Sep 2019

The Guyanese government’s E-Access and ICT Services for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities Project is due to connect parts of the Pomeroon-Supenaam region (Region 2) by the end of September, Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes confirmed in an interview. According to the minister, the programme has already rolled out connectivity to more than a dozen communities, and the government has also provided internet access to 170 schools and 174 ICT hubs. The minister was quoted as saying of the project’s progress: ‘There are no longer gaps that say because you are located in a certain part of our geographical landscape that you will be locked out… That traditionally is what we referred to as the digital divide; where the people on the coast have access to the internet among other opportunities while the hinterland does not’.

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