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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

Connect Puerto Rico Heading to Capitol Hill

By Wil Payton

This coming week, Connect Puerto Rico is heading to Washington to discuss the effort being undertaken to foster broadband adoption, access, and use! On Tuesday, June 5th Connect Puerto Rico will join their partners and supporters on Capitol Hill for a briefing on The Puerto Rico Broadband Strategic Plan: A Public Private Partnership to Close the Digital Divide in Puerto Rico. http://www.connectednation.org/sites/default/files/connected-nation/files/save_date.pdf The goal of the Puerto Rico Broadband Strategic Plan is to achieve a twenty-first century technology infrastructure and broadband adoption in Puerto Rico while strengthening the...

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School Systems Are Developing Creative Partnerships to Fund Broadband Access

By Wil Payton

Minnesota schools are finding that by pooling resources with libraries, partaking in public technology forums and taking advantage of grant programs, they can overcome budget deficits to provide high-speed Internet access in their communities. The following excerpt, from an SCTimes.com article addresses the importance of broadband access for Minnesota schools and other school systems across the country: Broadband is being used in Minnesota schools for student testing, reports to the state, portals for parents to track their child’s work, and for students to take online classes, according to a December report from the Governor’s Task Force on...

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Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce Releases Broadband Strategic Plan

By Wil Payton

In today’s global economy, broadband, or high-speed Internet, is a vital component for social inclusion, economic competitiveness, and long term sustainability. Understanding the significance of this technology in a digital ecosystem, the Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce has developed a comprehensive plan based on the current broadband landscape. The plan was designed to formulate a series of recommendations for achieving a twenty-first century technology infrastructure in Puerto Rico while diversifying workforce options, increasing access to healthcare, and boosting technology in the classroom. The primary objective of this plan is to unite...

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A Better Puerto Rico: One Connection at a Time

By CPR Staff

Our team is proud to be a part of a growing collection of businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and individuals who are working to bridge the digital divide in Puerto Rico. The Caribbean Business News this week discusses the upcoming Puerto Rico Broadband Strategic Plan, authored by the Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce.  The Strategic Plan outlines a path forward to accelerate broadband expansion across the island. Broadband and the Internet are imperative for Puerto Rico’s economic sustainability and competitiveness. As the Strategic Plan outlines, there is a direct correlation between broadband adoption and GDP growth....

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