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4M broadband to cover half of users in China

(Guangzhou Daily)

14:28, April 01, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China has recently vowed to speed up the expansion of broadband access.

"The objective is to cover 50 percent of all users with broadband access products of 4M or above, and to install fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband connections for 35 million families this year," said Industry and Information Technology Minister Miao Wei.

Miao said that the MIIT has printed and distributed Opinions on Implementation of Broadband Penetration and Speed Acceleration Project jointly with the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the State Administration of Taxation and the Poverty Relief Office of the State Council.

Miao put forward the phased objectives in 2012:

Enhance broadband access capability and install fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband connections for 35 million families; improve fixed broadband access rate.

Cover 50 percent of all users with broadband access products of 4M or above,

Improve fixed broadband penetration and provide 20 million new households with fixed broadband access.

Expand coverage of WLAN at public hot spots.

Further expand broadband application and lower price of unit bandwidth.

Read the Chinese version at http://gzdaily.dayoo.com/html/2012-03/31/content_1660240.htm

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