Government targets 95% broadband coverage by 2024

15 Oct 2019

Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology Engel Nawatiseb has stated that the Namibian government aims to achieve 95% broadband coverage by 2024, reports New Era. Tabling a new broadband policy and implementation plan in the National Assembly, Mr Nawatiseb explained the policy will provide incentives for further innovation and investment. ‘High-speed internet access or broadband is critical to economic opportunities, job creation, education, and civic engagement. But there are too many parts of this country where broadband is unavailable in both urban and rural areas,’ he stressed. The Broadband Policy, which defines broadband as a high-speed internet connection offering a minimum download speed of 2Mbps, will span 2019 to 2029 while the associated Implementation Action Plan covers the period 2019 to 2024.