E-Link Americas

Lead Organisation Institute for Connectivity in the Americas.
Type of Project Activity Development project with ICT4D component
Project URL http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=49&layout=html
Brief Description To provide affordable high speed Caribbean-wide satellite network that will connect all tertiary institutions in the region wishing to join the network, to allow partnering and collaboration amongst themselves and to provide access to other global networks and knowledge databases.
Contact name Jill Watson
Contact email jwatson@elinkamericas.net
Contact Phone/Fax N/A
Regular Postal Address N/A
Affiliated Organisations Organization of American States, International Development Research Centre, and the Canadian International Development Agency
Funding Agencies World Bank
Target Beneficiaries students, colleges and universities in the Caribbean.
Start Date 15-03-2006
End Date 15-03-2006
Project Budget N/A
Current Status on going
Countr(ies) Involved Regional
Sector Education
Description of ICT Components Primary connectivity will be through the use of satellite via DVB-RCS (digital video broadcasting - return channel satellite),technology. The infrastructure will facilitate knowledge generation and sharing (open distance teaching and learning) on a regional basis. High level Internet service will also be available through E-Link.
Millennium Development Goals 2. Education;8. Global partnerships
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