Provisional measure that creates the Internet Brazil Program published

The MP is in the Official Gazette of the Union this Wednesday

Published in 08/12/2021 - 09:40 By Agência Brasil* - Brasília

With the aim of promoting free mobile broadband internet access to basic education students in the public school network who are members of families registered in the Single Registry for Social Programs, the federal government creates the Brazil Internet Program. Provisional Measure No. 1077, of December 7, 2021 , which institutes the program, is published in the Federal Official Gazette this Wednesday (8).

According to the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, Internet Brasil will be "gradually implemented, subject to budgetary and financial availability, and may reach other individuals, beneficiaries of public policies instituted by the federal Executive Branch in the most diverse areas" .

It also says that free mobile broadband internet access can be provided, without prejudice to other means, through the provision of a chip, data package or access device, in addition to being granted to different students belonging to the same family.

It will be incumbent upon the Ministry of Communications, among other measures, to manage and coordinate actions, monitor and evaluate the results, ensure transparency in the disclosure of information and establish the technical characteristics and form of providing the free broadband internet access service mobile.

For the implementation of the program, the Ministry may also enter into management contracts with social organizations, establish partnerships with civil society organizations of public interest and have other instruments of partnership with civil society organizations, provided for by law. Partnerships may also be signed with private entities to achieve the goals of Internet Brasil, as long as there is a common interest in carrying out the program.

The provisional measure provides that the bodies and entities of the federal, state, district and municipal public administration may join Internet Brasil, and for that purpose, they must sign a specific instrument, if there is transfer or transfer of financial resources.

*With information from the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Aécio Amado

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