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More internet access for Jamaicans

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2013 | 6:18 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

As part of efforts to increase internet access to Jamaicans, the government is looking to establish 165 more Community Access Point facilities across the country.

The facilities are being established in collaboration with community organisations through funding from the Universal Service Fund.

In making his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament today Minister of State in the Technology Ministry, Julian Robinson said 133 facilities have already been established across the island up to the end of April.

Robinson said a further 47 projects are in progress.

The Community Access Point facilities are equipped with computers, associated equipment, and Internet access.

The services provided at these facilities are provided for free or at a minimal cost.

Statistics from the 2011 Population and Housing Census highlighted that of 881,078 households, 612,706 have no computers.

The figures also showed that only 163,314 households indicated that they have internet access.


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