Mexico meeting seeks to bridge broadband gaps in the Americas

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The full rollout of broadband technology in the Americas is the topic of a meeting under way in Mexico City on Thursday.

The forum has been organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the UN agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Dianne Penn reports.

Representatives from some of the world's top ICT companies, as well as governments are attending the meeting in Mexico City.

In a message to the Forum, ITU chief Hamadoun Touré said the meeting hopes to tap into the innovation and energy in the Americas so that all people in the region "can benefit from the potential unleashed by ICTs."

The meeting also paves the way for the Connect Americas Summit to be held in Panama in July.

The Summit will work to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources needed to close ICT gaps and promote region-wide digital inclusion.

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