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EC, Eutelsat call for satellite to bridge digital divide

Wednesday 28 January 2015 | 11:44 CET | News
The European Commission and Eutelsat are calling on politicians to use satellite technology to bring high-speed broadband to rural areas and so bridge the digital divide. Italian MEP Michela Giuffrida is hosting a European Parliament event on 28 January with the satellite company to encourage politicians to take action and address the role satellite could play towards achieving the Digital Agenda objectives for 2020 with increased broadband speeds of over 30 Mbps. The Digital Divide in Rural Areas: Satellite Broadband Solutions event will highlight how satellite can immediately bring speeds

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Categories: Internet / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: European Commission / Eutelsat
Countries: Europe
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