With the goal of having "border to border" coverage, Martinelli's government will initially invest $250.000 to service 10 cities, with coverage in parks, touristic sites, schools, libraries, universities, hospitals and health centers.
"Panama is currently the most advanced Central American country in Information and Communication Technologies, and, in accordance to the road-map developed by the Panamanian Chamber of Technology, in 2018 it will become the first Information and Communications Technology Hub of the region", said Eduardo E. Jaén, head of the Secretary for Governmental Innovation.
Technical designs and public purchasing processes are being prepared, to implement this project within the first 100 days of Ricardo Martinelli's administration.
Through a partnership between Digicel and Aeropuertos de Honduras, the four airports will have free internet service.
The agreement also includes installation of recharging cell phone towers.
"Wi-Fi service will be available starting today in waiting rooms and food court areas in Toncontín airport in Tegucigalpa, Ramon Villeda Morales in San Pedro Sula and thereafter in Golosón of La Ceiba and Juan Manuel Galvez in Bay Islands", reports Elheraldo.hn.
Motorola will offer wireless broadband solutions that will be help to increase the competitive and technological development of the municipalities.
These solutions will provide the local government, municipalities, security forces and residents with improved connectivity that will help to improve their quality of life, not to mention help to reduce the digital gap, said the company.
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