The Haiti Rural Broadband Connectivity Program

Haiti- Network zones

Haiti update:
We have made great progress in all key areas of the Haiti Rural Broadband Connectivity Program. This network is reaching most of Haiti (that is, the coverage is very broad outside of the capital region). Our goals are to reach six regions and twenty-two population centers.

Network Buildout/Infrastructure
Backbone of long-distance wireless network in Zone 1 nearly complete; Zones 2-3 saw major progress – 22 new tower sites and 89 radios, covering 12 of the target 22 communes across the country
3 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) providing connectivity to the network
70 strong client-subscriber leads in two regions
Entrepreneur Training (BATI Program – http://www.inveneo.org/newsfeed/haiti-bati-program)
Total of 27 BATI have been trained, 39 candidates in the pipeline.
2 “meet and greet” meetings introducing BATI to ISPs
Haiti Connected Schools
Formal partnership with Microsoft, HP and World Vision established to deliver 40 ICT labs in rural schools across 6 regions.
10 schools identified for computer lab deployment.
First training of trainers session scheduled for school teachers/administrators
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work with M&E experts Mission Measurement to help gauge the economic and social impact of this work in Haiti.
Network Governance
In the process of developing an independent entity to own and manage the network after Inveneo leaves the country.

Read more: http://craigconnects.org/2011/08/the-haiti-rural-broadband-connectivity-program.html

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