- NIC Chile
- Academic Sector
Based on a proposal presented that allows progress towards total digital connectivity of the Chilean territory, the project sought to understand the problem of resilience (tolerance to faults, attacks and catastrophes) of the Internet in general and apply this knowledge. The objective was to make an innovative proposal to improve the country’s connectivity in terms of access, quality and resilience. Based on graph theory and optimization, and a cost-benefit analysis, the necessary routes and lines of trunk fiber optics were presented to ensure connectivity and resilience of all regions of the country.
The regulatory authority was able to offer subsidies to the supply for the development and deployment of this fiber optic infrastructure, allowing rural and extreme sectors to have the same technical feasibility as the metropolis.
This work has configured a map of national digital connectivity, which identifies the existing deployment of structuring fiber optics on main and secondary roads, along with details of 1,800 locations without Internet access.
Thanks to field research, carried out in 345 communes of the country, the research team has been able to collaborate with initiatives and connectivity projects of community and regional scope, developing actions required to shorten the national digital divide.