BROADBAND "common public good
A few years ago visited the city of Kofu in Japan, as part of a program for young leaders invited by the Government of Japan, at lunch with one of the scientists on Hitachi, he explained that in the "next few years would develop what he called turtle technology ", ie a technology with high power and low power consumption.
Today was amazed at these predictions Japanese scientist, with the number of advances in processing systems, miniaturization and development of more powerful cores with low power consumption.
However, this incredible breakthrough in technology, has its counterpart in unrestricted access to new technologies for broad sectors of society, the digital divide is wide, reducing the opportunities for the population.
That is why as RED PERU ICT support the initiative of the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena, that all States ensure its population access to broadband Internet in order to foster innovation in their economies. We agree with the promotion of broadband is key to reducing the digital divide in the population of the region. "It must be a global public good ... guaranteed by the state."
We would insert the phrase "common public good", general purpose and broad, without exclusions, without monopolies, oligopolies and hegemonies, as healthy competition and right to information is vital for development
While the crisis appears to be waning, the structural, social inclusion, unemployment and poverty associated with lack of democracy in the information asymmetries and lack of synergies, weak coordination of public and private actors. It is pathetic that despite the levels of technological development in XXI century nine million people fall into poverty in 2009 because of international crisis and that the unemployment rate at year end will be 8.5%.
That is why the issue of digital inclusion, development of connectivity and build a more inclusive society cyber are crucial to the development of democratic governance and digital.
Society as the Internet transforms everyday life, social networks, the various cultural events, business, the most varied fields of personal and social life are being impacted by the development ofthe Web 3.0 and Web 4.0 perspectives. In what amounts to the transition between computers and mobile devices with processing capabilities and interaction online due to new technologies, increasingly powerful and small
The way in which public goods are generated in the network requires an explicit concern for freedom of access and the generation of new services, to help overcome limitations of individuals and blur provide various digital divides and cybercultural. The technologies extend human capabilities, expand the space and forms of social action, including production and cultural management. They also produce changes in the forms of generation, reproduction and transmission of knowledge (social).
Therefore it is decisive that the rural and urban broadband is a common public good, not only public (and state) but rather of broad access to people, Panama provides an example of this process can achieve a nation enters the twenty-first century modernity full inclusion.
GOD BLESS YOU 2010