The additional investment is to be funded through the extension of an existing levy on telecommunications providers.
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The British government is trumpeting a milestone for its £1.7bn ($2.9bn) Superfast Broadband project, which is taking broadband to rural areas from the Isle of Wight to the Outer Hebrides
Ahead of the national elections to be held next year and in order gain votes, the government has finally cleared a proposal for Internet and Wi-Fi access in rural India.
The government will focus on expanding Web access in schools, especially in rural areas. It will also build new underwater cables to Sabah and Sarawak within next three years.
The country's government has announced an implementation timeline for the development of broadband coverage for both urban and rural areas over the next eight years.
Both state-run telcos were created to increase teledensity in urban and rural India, but with this aim achieved and bottomlines plummeting, the government will find it tough to revive the two entities.
The government is all gung-ho about taking broadband to the remote villages of India, but IT can't address all the problems of rural India such as the need for better roads.
The Indian government has finally announced its ambitious direct cash transfer scheme, but both banks and the regulator have a lot of work to do before the benefits start trickling down to the rural poor.
BT has secured a contract to provide fibre infrastructure in North Yorkshire, in a project tapping into money from the UK's rural broadband (BDUK) fund — but other county councils are struggling to get the projects moving
NBN Co's recent wireless knockback shows that it is far from infallible. Was this a rare anomaly, or does it suggest that rural councils are willing to stand up to the government to get the fibre they really want?
Can someone steal all your money through a rooted phone? Is Australia being too precious about cloud in government and are we at the end of the rural ADSL price squeeze?
The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.
A government-funded agency is to give 10 UK companies cash to start figuring out how to make money from the rapid proliferation of internet-connected items.The Technology Strategy Board said on Wednesday that the companies, including BT, would each get up to £50,000 to "undertake preparatory studies to better understand how to move towards an application and services marketplace in the 'internet of things'".
The South Australian government is getting ready to roll out a $408 million state-wide e-health system to metropolitan hospitals and rural hospitals and services.
The company says BT has an unfair advantage in the rollout of fibre-based broadband to rural Britain, and it should be compelled to take a local-loop unbundling approach to dark fibre
The mobile operator plans to choose 12 towns for a trial next year that will see it put open femtocells on BT telephone poles in an attempt to boost 3G reception in rural areas
The companies are keen to show how LTE technology used over 800MHz spectrum can fill in rural broadband notspots, an issue that attracts millions in government subsidies
Internet service provider TalkTalk has warned that relying on BT to provide the majority of the UK's fibre infrastructure will give the company a virtual monopoly on super-fast broadband connections, particularly in rural areas.Commercial director at TalkTalk, David Goldie, also warned that he did not feel a BT-led rollout would represent a sound investment in infrastructure.
Virgin has suggested the government's rural broadband scheme will expand its rival's dominance, while BT criticises Virgin for 'cherry picking' its coverage
Country's Telecom Commission proposes to extend fiber optic network to reach rural village areas in hope of boosting economy and uptake of e-government services, says minister.