With the objective of providing Jamaica with wide broadband access, Jamaica’s digital plan includes addressing the digital divide with rural areas, facilitating access to education and also technological innovation for the private sector.
The EU through Global Gateway will help “connect” the island with a budget support operation of USD 10.42 million. This will support the installation of Wi-Fi networks in schools. In this context, teachers will be trained on digital skills and the expected trickle-down effect will result in wider uptake of technologies and use of digital tools. The EU will facilitate or incentivise private investments through blending and/or de-risking loans which will help Jamaica to reach the objective of bridging the gap with thus far underserved or unconnected parts of Jamaica territory.