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President reveals China’s broadband strategy

chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2015-12-16

At the opening ceremony of the 2nd World Internet Conference on Wednesday, President Xi Jinping said that most Chinese towns and cities have access to broadband Internet services and that, by 2020, China will increase spending on Internet infrastructure to ensure that all of its villages have broadband access, then added, “We’ll break through the last kilometer,” meaning the service will reach corner of the country, through a “Broadband China” strategy.

Xi went on to say that China will work with the international community in increasing work of Internet infrastructure to help developing countries have access to better Internet services.

The WIC, which runs through Friday, has brought together more than 2,000 state leaders, government officials, business leaders, Internet titans, and experts from more than 120 countries, with 10 forums that allow for an exchange of views on everything from Internet culture and communications, to innovation and development, to digital economic cooperation, the Internet plus, and the digital Silk Road, to cyber security and cyberspace governance.

China had 668 million Internet users by July of 2015, the largest number of any country in the world, covering all of its cities and towns, and 93.5 percent of villages.


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