The government of Azerbaijan has approved the first stage of a fibre-optic network rollout project, under which high speed internet will be made available to all of the country’s settlements by 2017. News agency Trend reports that the initial phase of the project will be implemented between 2014 and 2016, with the Azerbaijani State Oil Fund expected to provide AZN103 million (USD131 million) in funding. The entire programme is estimated to cost around AZN450 million.
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