The priority areas for the development of IoT in Brazil will begin with smart cities, health and rural area applications. This is the conclusion of phase 2 of the technical study "Internet of Things: an Action Plan for Brazil" (IoT Plan), which is carried by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – "BNDES") and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações – "MCTIC"). The IoT Plan also highlights industry sectors (Oil & Gas and Mining) and manufacturing (Textiles and Automotive) as priority sectors. These four segments were chosen because of their importance to the Brazilian economy and due to the fact that they already have an innovative agenda underway. In parallel, horizontal work streams were defined, covering all of the following segments: Human Capital; Investment, Financing and Development; Business Environment; Governance and Internationalization; Connectivity Infrastructure; Regulatory Aspects; Data Privacy; And Data Security. The MCTIC will release a new public consultation on these matters in August to be carried out through the collaborative platform "participa.br", with dates still to be announced. This third and final phase of the technical study is expected to end in September. In it, the challenges will be mapped and the action plans of each proposed work stream for the IoT Plan will be defined. In a separate but related development a public consultation on the National Connectivity Plan will open in August according to the Secretary of MCTIC. The plan is a diagnosis of broadband infrastructure in the country, which will point out the gaps in the offer of services, and propose actions to broaden the population's access to the Internet. The priority of the new connectivity plan is to bring broadband infrastructure to cities and regions that do not yet have high-speed Internet access networks. Another action planned is the use of the Smart Cities program to increase connectivity in small municipalities and outside the areas already covered by the Internet. The secretary also defended the support for initiatives that call for the revision of the Fund for the Universalization of Telecommunications Services (Fundo de Universalização dos Serviços de Telecomunicações – "Fust") and the Telecommunications Inspection Fund (Fundo de Fiscalização das Telecomunicações – "Fistel"), with the allocation of funds raised for investment in the sector. Dates and platform for the public consultation will still be released.