Number of USO NET centers Central 11% West 15% East 8% Northeast 34% North 16% South 15% USO NET In 2017, CAT opened community internet centers (USO NET) and optimized the capacity of routers in 161 locales, to ensure citizens in rural areas and the disadvantaged have equal access to ICT like news and information via the internet, as those in urban areas. It also helped build people’s capacity in using the internet and encouraged local youth to recognize the benefits of using the internet responsibly. USO NET locations 65 Sustainable Development Report 2017 CAT Telecom Public Company Limited