Government backs plan to deploy Wi-Fi projects in rural areas

7 May 2009

The government of Macedonia is backing a plan designed to improve internet access in rural parts of the country through the deployment of around 680 Wi-Fi internet access points. The basic remit of the government plan is to subsidise private sector investment in order to build out wireless broadband infrastructure in rural areas. Under the scheme, the state hopes to make available a PC with free internet access in remote towns, financed over four years by a EUR4 million (USD5.3 million) plan, Makfax reports.

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