ANC promises better broadband and free WiFi

The ANC has promised to rapidly expand access to and use of ICT infrastructure in its 2014 election manifesto.

President Jacob Zuma unveiled the ANC’s 2014 election manifesto at an event at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

The ANC’s 2014 election manifesto unveiled various initiatives, including the creation of at least 6 million jobs, speeding up land reform and reversing the legacy of apartheid.

The manifesto further stated that the ANC plans to rapidly expand access to and use of ICT infrastructure. This will be achieved through the following initiatives by the ANC:

  • We will invest in a comprehensive plan to expand broadband access throughout the country and substantially reduce the cost of communication.
  • We aim to connect all schools, public health and other government facilities through broadband by 2020, and at least 90% of our communities should have substantial and superfast broadband capacity by 2020.
  • Government will support and develop free-WiFi areas in cities, towns and rural areas. The local electronics sector and emerging entrepreneurs will be stimulated as part of our efforts to support the manufacturing industry.

This article was first published on MyBroadband

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