Kenya plans fibre access requirement for new properties

Thursday 8 August 2013 | 15:04 CET | News
Kenya's government has announced plans to have property developers install internet access points in buildings for use by data providers connecting homes and businesses. The ICT ministry is pushing for changes in the Building and Construction Act to recognise fibre as essential infrastructure, as is the case with water and electricity. ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said the ministry was in talks with other ministries and professional bodies to come up with a relevant policy. Property owners are demanding payments between KES 50,000 and KES 300,000 from data providers looking to connect

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Safaricom / Wananchi
Countries: Kenya
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