In Limahuida, Illapel commune, the fastest fiber optic connectivity in Latin America was inaugurated, as part of the “En Red: Digital Community” program.
This alliance between Mundo Telecomunicaciones and Antofagasta Minerals seeks to provide internet connectivity and digital literacy in the communities to different sectors of the Province of Choapa.
To get to Coquimbo, 600 kilometers of links were built and thanks to this work, the inhabitants of the place who had remained on the margins of technological development, were able to access the best technology and with this achieve the company’s objective of bridging the digital divide. .
In this regard, the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Juan Carlos Muñoz, stressed that “these initiatives are in line with our Zero Digital Gap plan, which seeks that if someone does not connect to the Internet it is because they do not want to and not because they cannot. Connectivity approaches, helps, provides support; In the long run, it improves people’s quality of life and that is what we want for everyone”.
Likewise, Víctor González, deputy manager of wholesale markets, infrastructure and large projects of the company, added: “We feel very gratified to have arrived with connectivity to Limahuida. Connectivity allows people to be on an equal footing with the world. It is a pride to be present in this town, where no other company would have invested, but where we invest in people”.
Along the same lines, Gilberto Celis, president of the Association for the Environment and Community Development of Limahuida (Amadecol) affirmed that “we have the Post, the School, the headquarters of the Neighborhood Council and the Rural Health Service and we hope that it will be extended to the entire town. For me it is the best to have internet and above all, for children and for the elderly”.
With the arrival of this technology in the Choapa Province, sectors such as Caimanes, El Ricón, Pupío and La Punta have also benefited from the initiative.