Society is becoming more and more connected every day.
With reference to ITU, Public Relations and International
Affairs of TIC announced that:
Today, a housewife from a rural area in Paraguay is able to receive money
through her mobile device from her son who works in Spain. Using the same
device, she can pay her household utility bills without leaving the house. Her
daughter can connect to a virtual learning platform and continue her studies
after arriving home from work in the capital. Later, the whole family can have
a video conference and stay connected as a unit, despite their geographic
Yet in 2013, Internet penetration was only 36.9 per cent
in Paraguay, meaning that the story above is
not yet an option for most of the population.
Paraguay is well positioned to lay the necessary foundations so that everyone has the
opportunity to enjoy the full range of possibilities that access to information
and communication technology (ICT) brings; Paraguay is one of the fastest
growing economies in South America, poverty has declined over the past decade,
and there is universal access to free basic education.