China to improve Internet speed, cut fees
The State Council, China’s cabinet, pledged faster broadband and lower price for Internet services, on Wednesday, according to Xinhua News Agency.
China will accelerate construction of a high-speed network with cheaper charges so as to improve people’s livelihood, support “Internet Plus” and foster new growth impetus, according to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang.
The meeting urged telecom companies to quickly publish detailed plans for faster and cheaper broadband services and free upgrades for contracts already signed. Optical and broadband networks will be further promoted in the countryside to provide broadband services for 14,000 villages by the end of this year.