Govt action needed on rural broadband - study

Thursday 31 March 2011 | 17:06 CET | News
Without fast internet the countryside will die out, according to research by Dirk Strijker, a professor in rural development at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. The research found that locals are concerned about the limited internet capacity, and the report calls for broadband to be labeled a basic need and rural access put higher on the country's agenda. He sees little hope that cable companies will invest the EUR 500 million needed to expand access, while attempts at bundling demand for FTTH roll-outs are limited by people subscribing to satellite TV, those satisfied with the current

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