Region: Latin America and the Caribbean | Country : Jamaica

Executive Summary

The Jamaica TV White Space Pilot project extends affordable broadband in rural communities in Jamaica using Television white space (TVWS) spectrum. The program seeks to address socio-economic inequities by implementing broadband networks to extend connectivity to schools, health clinics, and community centers in rural areas. The pilot aims to provide Jamaica’s rural residents with educational opportunities, access to business optimization tools, employment opportunities in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, and facilitate delivery of e-government services. The pilot deployed in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Broadband and Innovations Program, with support from the Jamaica Universal Services Fund (USF). The pilot currently connects 31 sites across seven parishes with 2,000 users and aims to reach an additional 5,000 users.

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