18 Aug 2007

Digital conference in Solomon Islands told internet access in the region possible

10:37 am on 18 August 2007

A consultant with the 2020 Communications Trust in New Zealand, Ian Thomson, has told a regional conference on digital technology in Honiara that providing Internet access in the region is possible because the cost of doing so is getting cheaper.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports Mr Thomson saying the cost of internet is now very affordable and doable in the Pacific islands.

He says there are a few things that need to be sorted out, such as regulations and issues like that, but internet access is very affordable.

Mr Thomson says the 2020 Communications Trust was set up 10 years ago to look at the digital divide or access to Internet and computers.

He says the Trust had introduced to the people, computers and the Internet through training and technical support.