Internet Para Todos, a new alternative to reduce the digital divide
Telefónica, Facebook, IDB and CAF drive an innovative model that will provide internet to six million people in Peru by deploying infrastructure in rural areas
In Latin America, more than 100 million people who live in rural areas don’t have internet access. The digital divide keeps slowing down the socio-economic development of thousands of communities located in remote locations, and the geographical barriers of those areas further complicate the much needed infrastructure deployment.
In order to solve this challenge, Telefónica, Facebook, IDB Invest and CAF have joined forces and launched Internet Para Todos, a rural telecoms infrastructure operator that will offer internet to six million people in Peru while trying to create a new deployment model that can be replicated in other rural areas across Latin America.