Cabinet approves broadband policy

2010-06-15 21:03

Cape Town - Cabinet has approved a broadband policy for South Africa to ensure wider, cheaper internet access, government spokesperson Themba Maseko said on Tuesday.

Maseko told a post-Cabinet briefing the policy's main aims were "greater accessibility and affordability" and implementation would proceed at local, provincial and national levels of government.

South Africa's low broadband penetration has been seen as a stumbling block to economic and societal development.

The department of communications released its draft broadband policy in September last year.

- Sapa

  • Ian - 2010-06-16 19:01

    The ISPs have been doing a great job at reducing the cost of data. Telkom is the main obstacle left now me thinks (mainly the high adsl line rental). Then your wireless internet providers such as Mtn and Vodacom. Next steps will be trying to keep up with countries in Europe and USA. Research shows SA is falling further behind the rest of the world and it's now happening faster than ever.

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