Colombian regions to take over management of digital kiosks

Thursday 28 June 2018 | 11:00 CET | News
Colombia's ICT ministry Mintic has announced that the country's regional public entities will be handed control of the network of digital kiosks when Ivan Duque takes over as president in August. The kiosks are part of the Vive Digital ICT plan, with some 910 centres installed in 535 cities in 26 departments since the project was launched six years ago. Around 1.8 million Colombians have used the kiosks to connect to the internet, access online services and improve their digital literacy but it is now up to regional entities to guarantee the continuity of the services, said Mintic.

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