Saturday, 12 January 2013 23:15

China Shames U.S. With Plan to Speed 'Last Mile' Internet

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In the U.S., waiting for high-speed fiber internet to come to your neighborhood is a bit like waiting for a file to download over dial-up. It’s gonna take a while.

But in China, the government will soon require all new homes constructed where public fiber-optic telecom networks are available to be equipped for access to those networks, according to China Daily.

Residents will be required to have equal access to services from available telecom companies. The new policy from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will go into effect April 1, 2013.

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