The Government of President Nayib Bukele has initiated the “Connecting El Salvador” project, aiming to promote connectivity and innovation in public spaces such as parks and squares across the country. As part of this initiative, free access to high-quality broadband internet will be provided in these areas. The project’s goals include fostering technological, social, educational, and economic development while also reducing the digital divide.
“The government of President Nayib Bukele has made a strong commitment to digital transformation,” stated Daniel Méndez, the Secretary of Innovation.
“We believe that parks and squares should be spaces where technology is readily available. People will have the ability to connect to high-speed internet, and we will be able to accommodate over 500 concurrent connections with bandwidth that exceeds the national average,” he added.
The Secretary of Innovation further explained, “What we are implementing today is internet connectivity in parks using Starlink antennas and high-capacity Wi-Fi equipment.”
This internet connection will provide unrestricted access for educational and entrepreneurial purposes. The aim is to create spaces that facilitate technological interaction and collaboration.