The Hungarian government’s Digital Commissioner, Tamas Deutsch, gave a press conference this week to announce that construction of the planned ‘Superfast Internet’ network will commence in 139 districts in February 2017, under the Digital Prosperity/Digital Welfare Programmes. As reported by Hungarian news agency MTI, Commissioner Deutsch, who is attached to the Prime Minster’s Office, stated that HUF150 billion (USD511 million) of investment over the next two years will go into meeting EU targets of ubiquitous 30Mbps-plus broadband access in households, businesses and public institutions by the end of 2018. According to figures quoted by the government, 1.9 million households in Hungary currently lack access to networks capable of 30Mbps speeds.
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