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hina will pour more resources into promoting telecom universal services, as part of a massive push to reduce the d
上海千花坊女神会所igital divide between rural and urban residents, the country’s top industry regulator said on August 1.
Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said tele上海千花坊
communication universal service embodies the fundamental rights and interests of all citizens in a
country. It has been included in the supreme values upheld by the telecommunications sector for over 10 decades.
上海千花坊”So far, 98 percent of China’s administrative villages have been covered by the 4G networ
k and optical network, offering an effective way for rural residents to enjoy remote education, int
ernet medical services, e-commerce and other internet-enabled services,” Zhang said.上海千花坊女神会所
According to him, more efforts will be made to deepen the coverag
e of the network. Cyberspace should be considered as a community of shared fu
ture for all humankind. Governments should scale up policy support to encourage telecom operators in actively e上海千花坊
nhancing the joint construction and coverage of broadband networks in rural, remote, difficult and unserved areas.
Starting from the end of 2015, the central government and telecom carriers including China Telecom, China Mobile an上海千花坊女神会所
d China Unicom, have invested more than 40 billion yuan ($5.8 billion) in total in three rounds of pilot projects to e
xpand optical networks to 130,000 administrative villages, including 43,000 poor villages.
上海千花坊女神会所”We also need to ramp up efforts to accelerate the pace of technologic
al innovation to power more internet applications in rural areas, with the focus o
n exploring more ways to help rural children access quality education,” Zhang added.上海千花坊
Data from the International Telecommunication Union show that 159 countries hav
e listed universal telecom services as part of their plans to promote broadband coverage.