In the last board meeting, they also approved financing 13 new broadband network projects, with Non-Reimbursable Contributions (ANR) for a total of $888,313,079.28 “to guarantee equal access to Information Technology services Information and Communications (ICT) between Argentines and Argentines”.
The projects that are part of the Digital Public Institutions Program will have the purpose of “creating or developing the ´’last mile’ connectivity infrastructure that promotes access to the Internet service in its different stages” whether it is the trunk network, distribution and download to the users.
They must also include “maintenance for a period of two years, in accordance with the objective and purposes of the program, in public institutions of a provincial nature, to be built or in the construction stage, dedicated to the provision of health services, administrative and/or cultural,” they specified.
On the other hand, and through financing with non-reimbursable contributions, 13 projects were approved for $888,313,079.28, which will be divided into 5 projects in 8 locations in Santa Fe and Córdoba that will require an investment of $105,340,428.28 and will benefit an estimated population of 16,822 people.
Another six projects of the “Program for the Development of Internet Infrastructure for Villas and Settlements Registered in the National Registry of Popular Neighborhoods in the Process of Urban Integration (Renabap)” will cover 11 localities in Mendoza, Entre Ríos, Buenos Aires, Corrientes and Chubut; and requires contributions of $691,350,666.
On the other hand, Enacom’s Board of Directors decided to call a national public tender for the award of licenses for open digital terrestrial television audiovisual communication services under the ISDB-T standard, both for individuals and for-profit legal entities and regularly constituted non-profit legal persons; among other measures.