Tag Archive: digital divide

Oct 07 2016

Does broadband Internet really contribute to economic growth?

A discussion of the results of a study conducted in the Eastern Caribbean on the impact of broadband Internet on economic growth. In 2015, the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), which is the regional hub of the telecoms regulatory machinery in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), commissioned a study on the Impact of …

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Sep 28 2016

Satellite communication: pros and cons

Guyana plans to roll out satellite communication to serve some areas of the country. Here briefly examine the medium and highlight key advantages and disadvantages. In today’s world, we continue to aspire for the latest technology – be it the latest device, such as the recently released Apple iPhone 7, or the latest infrastructure, such …

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Aug 31 2016

4 reasons why there is a digital divide between the public and private sector

If asked the private sector across the Caribbean would say that ICT in the public sector is grossly under-developed. Some of the contributing factors are discussed. At a seminar on ICT entrepreneurship held last week and organised by the Telecommunication Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT), a number of speakers highlighted in various ways that …

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Aug 12 2016

Snapshot: 2016 update of e-Government in the Caribbean

A 2016 update of  the development of the e-government across the Caribbean. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) published the results of its latest e-government survey, which covers all 193 United Nations member states, including the following 16 Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda; the Bahamas Barbados; Belize; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; …

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Aug 03 2016

The Caribbean Internet Governance Policy Framework revisited

A quick refresher of the current Caribbean Internet Governance Policy Framework, which is currently being revised and should be finalised this month. Mid-to-late next week, 10–12 August to be exact, ICT specialists and stakeholders from across the Caribbean will be meeting in Belize for the 12th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum, which has been organised by …

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