Working for the First Wi-Fi City in Chile

Salamanca (ES) is a city with a population of around 25,000. It is located in the fourth region, Coquimbo. The project is called “Salamanca: The first municipal XXI Century town”. As Atina Chile (ES) explains, this is a project that involves the municipality of Salmanca (ES) , the Pelambres Copper Foundation, D-link, and organized by the Mercator Foundation (ES). The project starts in May and, according to their site, will focus on:

  • Free Wi Fi for the entire Municipal town
  • Massive digital alphabetization for the community
  • Give low cost access to technologic infrastructure
  • Create a digital Municipality
  • Develop a participative digital media
  • Campaign 1 blog per citizen
  • Volunteer net from all over the country to alphabetize the community

Paula Rojo (ES), from the Mercator Foundation writes:

The 60 volunteers have understood that the children and senior citizens will look at photos while connected in the main park of Salamanca; the 300 students of digital literacy; the 200 students that are going to write on a blog, and the fact that all the authorities are working to revolutionize the city are evidence that confirm that is possible to decrease the gap that on paper cannot be removed.


  • You can see video of Fernando Flores in a interviewn of Fernando paulsen in Chilevision TV.

    see my blog

  • […] 现在在Molina的主要广场有免费的无线网路供民众使用。在智利,这是第三个拥有免费无线网路的城市,另外两个是Salamanca及Puerto Montt。Plataforma Urbana【西】在一篇文章中说明了免费网路对于当地政府的影响: 即使是这样人口只有约30,000人的小城,也强烈关注着观光业,每年数以百计的外国观光客前来拜访这个地区吸引人的山棱及葡萄园。或许使用免费网路的机会将会是另一个提升此区域观光业的要素。 […]

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