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- Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Bolivia - Brazil - Canada - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador - Grenada - Guatemala - Guyana - Haiti - Honduras - Jamaica - Mexico - Nicaragua - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago - United States - Uruguay - Venezuela -
Date:  6/2/2014 
Broadband Partnership of the Americas (BPA)
- At the 2012 Summit of the Americas, President Obama announced a three-year Broadband Partnership of the Americas (BPA) to “provide faster internet to more communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially in rural areas…to ensure that no one is left behind in our digital age.”
- The BPA mobilizes the expertise and resources of the U.S. government, the donor community, regional organizations, and the private sector to support the broadband rollout and adoption efforts of motivated countries in the region. It promotes universal access to communications and broadband technologies as a tool for competitiveness, development, and economic prosperity.
- The United States and partner countries in the region are exploring ways to accelerate connectivity to and use of broadband for development. Since 2012, the BPA has shared U.S. government technical and regulatory expertise via sub-regional meetings on universal access, broadband plans, spectrum and frequency management, and implications for broadband deployment.
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Date:  6/2/2014 
Connecting the Americas 2022 (Connect2022)
- Colombia and the United States co-launched Connect 2022 at the 2012 Summit of the Americas under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). Connect2022 aims to provide all citizens of the hemisphere with access to clean, reliable, and affordable electricity through increased interconnection of electricity grids and accelerated deployment of clean energy technologies by 2022.
- Under this initiative, the United States continues to promote increased power sector integration, access to electricity, and greater deployment of clean energy by interconnecting power grids, building regional power markets that can facilitate electricity trade and investment, and creating an attractive climate for investment in renewable energy sources. It also aims to improve policies and regulatory frameworks to facilitate the integration of lower carbon technologies, including distributed generation and renewable energy into power systems.
- During the Connect2022 Ministerial in Washington, D.C., in June 2013, representatives of the governments of the member countries of the Central American Electricity Interconnection System (SIEPAC) signed on to the Action Plan for the Consolidation of the Regional Electricity Market. In the lead up to the 2015 Summit of the Americas, the United States and the Inter-American Development Bank plan to follow through on a commitment in the Action Plan to hold an annual investors’ forum.
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