Santo Domingo.- Dominican Telecom Institute (Indotel) president Gedeón Santos on Wednesday said the country needs new optic fiber networks, and stated his regret that only 22 percent of Dominican households have a computer.
He said Dominican Republic’s public and private sectors need to carry out joint projects to achieve digital inclusion, and provided what he calls "dramatic" statistics that halt the country’s Internet access. "Each Dominican family should be not only connected, but should have a computer to stay connected to the world."
Santos said the Government and Indotel bolster their efforts to correct the situation.
Speaking to reporters during a wreath laying at the Altar of the Nation, Santos said only 14% of Dominicans is connected to the Web, and reiterated that the country needs new fiber optic networks.