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Pages: 5566-5573
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

EJALISCO: A DIGITAL AGENDA FOR THE STATE OF JALISCO

V.M. González-Romero1, H. Gómez1, L. Pérez2, M. Solis3

1Gobierno de Jalisco (MEXICO)
2Propulsar (MEXICO)
3IJALTI (MEXICO)
In this work we present the development of a digital agenda for the state of Jalisco, México. The agenda consists of three strategies: Connectivity, Inclusion and Applications.
The first strategy of the agenda is the development of a public broadband network. It consists of a hybrid network using carriers, WiMax and satellites. The network will connect more than 8,000 nodes in an area of 80,000 km2. It will provide service to public schools, hospital and offices. The state of Jalisco has more than 7 million population and is located in the Pacific coast of México. Nearly one out of every three families has Internet connectivity, most of them at low speed. In some rural areas, far from the capital city, there are not even telephone lines. In general poor areas have low or no connectivity at all.
The network is being developed in three phases: in the first phase there was a public invitation for commercial carriers to compete for servicing, as many nodes as possible, with broadband connectivity. In the second phase a WiMax wireless network is being deployed in all the points that were not covered by the carriers and is feasible. The rest of the points will be connected using satellite in the third phase.
The digital inclusion strategy is being implemented through four approaches: 1) Intelligent cards that will be use by students to get Internet connection in Cyber Cafes; 2) Financing computers for poor families; 3) A social Franchise of Cyber Cafes; and 4) Digital Community Centers.
As far as applications, we are inviting the software industries to propose solutions for eLearning, eHealth and eGovernment.
The goals of the eJalisco project are:
• To reduce the digital divide by providing high speed Internet connectivity to public schools in poor areas.
• Increase the use of digital technologies to enhance the sustainable development of the state.
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author = {Gonz{\'{a}}lez-Romero, V.M. and G{\'{o}}mez, H. and P{\'{e}}rez, L. and Solis, M.},
title = {EJALISCO: A DIGITAL AGENDA FOR THE STATE OF JALISCO},
series = {3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN11 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-0441-1},
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SN - 978-84-615-0441-1/2340-1117
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V.M. González-Romero, H. Gómez, L. Pérez, M. Solis (2011) EJALISCO: A DIGITAL AGENDA FOR THE STATE OF JALISCO, EDULEARN11 Proceedings, pp. 5566-5573.
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