South African president Jacob Zuma has announced that the government will endeavour to provide the country with better broadband connectivity and free Wi-Fi in designated areas throughout 2014, IT News Africa reports. The article quotes President Zuma as saying: ‘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 by 2020, and at least 90% of our communities should have substantial and super-fast broadband capacity by 2020.’ In addition to enhancing broadband access, the ruling party has promised to provide a free national Wi-Fi network covering cities, towns and rural areas.
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