The Minister of Transport and Communications, Eduardo González, said today that his sector will promote investments of S/. 1580 million so that one million Peruvians in the country may have access to digital connectivity.
He stated that reducing the digital gap is a key matter for the Government of President Francisco Sagasti, an issue to which great emphasis is placed to ensure that more Peruvians in the countryside have access to Internet.
To this end, he mentioned that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), through its Vice-Ministry of Communications, is promoting a set of regulations enabling greater connectivity in the country.
The first one, he said, refers to the possibility for companies to “exchange” the taxes to be paid for works achieving greater digital connectivity.
“Instead of paying taxes, new areas are connected,” he emphasized on TV Peru.
The second regulation also refers to the renewal of contracts to achieve investment commitments for digital connectivity for new areas.
Finally, the third regulation is related to the bidding process for new telecommunication bands to be conducted through ProInversión in April, through which new areas may be connected.
Minister González estimated that these regulations will benefit one million Peruvians in more than 2,600 places. Likewise, companies will be able to commit S/. 1580 million for greater connectivity in the country.