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Saber calls for voucher scheme to solve EU digital divide

Tuesday 30 September 2014 | 16:34 CET | News
The Saber Project called upon the members of the EU and their regional governments to implement co-ordinated Regional Voucher Schemes to encourage awareness and take-up of satellite broadband products to cut the Digital Divide across Europe's most rural regions. According to June 2014 Digital Agenda Scoreboard, up to 6 million EU houses are still without access to fixed broadband services, despite satellite broadband availability in all EU countries. Voucher Schemes are administered by regional authorities and use publicly available funds to underwrite the hardware and/or installation costs

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