Internet access grows more than expected

The program México Conectado has made Internet access available in 65,149 spaces, surpassing the projected goal of 65,000 for December 2014.
The Communications and Transportation Secretariat estimates that upon the conclusion of the last contracting processes for this year, the total coverage would increase during the last month of the year.
Of all the spaces with coverage 74 percent are in educational spaces, 12 percent in health centers, 8 percent in community centers, 5 percent in government offices and the rest in open spaces. México Conectado is a program with the objective to decrease the digital gap.
That being said, in 50 percent of the connected areas throughout the country, an interior and exterior Wi-Fi antenna was installed so that those without other access to the Internet might be able to use the service.
The process to connect public sites to the service consists of five phases: the installation of the coordination dish, planning, bidding, implementation and operation. Currently, Morelos, Tabasco, Colima, the State of Mexico, Puebla, Sonora, Yucatán, Quintana Roo and Michoacán are in one of these phases.
México Conectado looks to optimize the expenses associated with being connected. Its competitive pricing is the result of various public bidding processes.

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  1. It is interesting that 74 of all the new Internet spaces are educational. Much of my post K-12 schooling was either over TV on college lecture series on Atomic and Nuclear Physics, a 6 month program by the University of California Berkeley back in 1956 , or by correspondence in Electrical Engineering, Modern Business, American Law and Procedure, and Computer Science.

    Today it has been demonstrated that e-books read over the Internet and on notebooks do not have the ability for readers to remember or understand as much of what they have read … compared with a paper book that they hold in hand, and can easily mark and review back and forth. This may not be so with the electronic spoken books.

    I firmly believe that brick and mortar schools are obsolete due to the cost of building and running the schools, and the time lost in traveling from home to school. My advanced education with the correspondence schools was that I could study while riding the streetcar from work and back home, and by reaching the office two hours early I could spend that time studying in quiet and take the written examinations , while at night and at home, the wife and children were a distraction.

    Also my department head was impressed to see me in the morning when he came in to the office an hour early and saw me at my desk very busy. He use to say good morning to me when he arrived. It also was an important step in the company paying for my educational program that was important to my line of work, and I advanced faster than the other employees.

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