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15/3/2012

ECLAC to Encourage Discussions on Broadband at Two Events in Barcelona

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Public policies necessary to universalize broadband and regional integration based on digital infrastructure are among the main topics to be discussed at the "Dialogue on Broadband Policy in Latin America and Europe", to be held on Monday 26 March at the Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT) headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

The event is organized by CEPAL-@LIS2 (a project co-financed by the European Commission and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) and the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). Authorities from Latin America and Europe, international officials, representatives from private companies and experts are expected to attend the event.

The dialogue will be opened by Mario Cimoli, Director of the ECLAC Division of Production, Productivity and Management, and Narcís Serra, President of CIDOB.

Also at the CMT headquarters in Barcelona, the fifth meeting of the Regional Dialogue on Broadband will take place on Tuesday 27 March. The event is organized by ECLAC and the @LIS2 Programme, and will be attended by authorities from the Latin American telecommunications sector, as well as representatives from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The Regional Dialogue on Broadband is a joint initiative of ECLAC and the Government of Chile, which - since 2010 - aims to reduce broadband costs in the region, particularly focusing on a decrease in the impact of international connection costs.

Representatives from the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will take part in the dialogue space.

 

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ECLAC's Public Information and Web Services Unit
ECLAC Headquarters. Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
E-mail: dpisantiagocepal.org ; Tel.: (56 2) 210 2040.

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