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This case study analyzes the Mexico Conectado initiative, which provides free broadband Internet access in schools, public buildings, and other public spaces, alongside a series of additional educational and social initiatives.


  • Mexico Conectado is an example of a coordinated action among national, state, and municipal governments, alongside other government agencies. The participation of an external independent coordinator, in this case a university, has been important in facilitating the process.
  • Aggregating the service needs of the three government levels and operating a transparent tender process have lowered costs and generated savings for the government.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how Mexico has implemented a project to reduce the digital divide.
  • Evaluates the Mexico Conectado project, giving guidance to other governments and private sector on how to address the unconnected.

Key questions answered

  • What are the main objectives of the Mexico Conectado initiative?
  • What are Ovum's views and recommendations regarding the Mexico Conectado initiative?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Digital Divide: Mexico Conectado addresses the unconnected

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