Santo Domingo.- A group of 200 experts from 34 countries on Wednesday urged the private sector, as the motor of the economy, to join the government by investing in broadband infrastructure projects in countries of the Americas.
They said the joint investments are needed to create wide-ranging networks to contribute to increased connectivity, and to transform industry and society. "Moreover, it’s the private sector’s duty to get involved in proposals for public policies, in a manner that ensures consensus and allow their permanence in time."
The specialists said for its part, the State is called upon to continue it’s regulatory role to improve social inclusion, coverage, quality of services and affordability.
The statements form part of the recommendations from the s high-level, strategic dialogue "Broadband and Internet Development in Latin America and the Caribbean," held at the Crowne Plaza hotel, where the experts also noted that the State must create an environment to promote and facilitate competition and ensure strong investment to rural areas together with the private sector through clear regulatory rules.
They added that the State must “manage the scarce resources in an efficient manner and provide a national environment arranged and harmonized regionally.”