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AFIN: Congress would prevent 3mn Peruvians from accessing the internet


Peru

Press Release

This is a machine translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

The Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure warns public opinion that Bills 878 and 109/2021-CR, which will be discussed tomorrow in the Transport and Communications Commission of the Congress of the Republic, would paralyze the deployment of infrastructure of telecommunications – if approved – and as a consequence, would prevent internet access for 3mn Peruvians.

Despite the multiple contrary opinions, which have not been taken into account, in the face of these projects and due to a deep ignorance of the sector, the digital ecosystem and the closing of connectivity gaps would be affected, which the pandemic has shown urgently to close to the brevity. On the contrary, these legislative initiatives go against these priorities.

In this sense, we call for the formation of a work table with the specialized actors of the sector to have as much information as possible and therefore the respective analysis that contributes so that the millions of Peruvians who currently do not access the Internet, can have this important service.

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