French minister calls for 2 mln FTTH lines by end-2011

Friday 4 February 2011 | 10:38 CET | News
French industry and digital economy minister Eric Besson has announced the government target of doubling the number of homes connected to fibre to 2 million by the end of the year. He told his audience at two Parisian fibre switches in the presence of France Telecom and Iliad's CEOs that operators are committed to delivering FTTH to 60 percent of the country's households within 10 years. The government will invest EUR 2 billion in accelerating fibre deployment in less dense areas under the "investment for the future" ("investissement d'avenir") programme coordinated by Rene Ricol, general

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Companies: France Telecom / Iliad
Countries: France
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