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NCC says broadband infrastructure across Taiwan has set world record

NCC says broadband infrastructure across Taiwan has set world record

Taiwan has set yet another world record in terms of broadband infrastructure, with broadband Internet access now available in all but one of its townships and villages, National Communications Commission Chairman Su Yeong-chin said yesterday.
Su made the remarks a day after the inauguration of broadband service in five remote villages in the eastern county of Taitung.
"We have surmounted tremendous technological challenges and accomplished an almost impossible mission ahead of schedule, " Su said, adding that Taiwan is the first country in the world to have a broadband infrastructure set up in every remote township and village.
On Saturday, Su joined several other officials, including Taitung County Magistrate Kuang Li-chen and Chunghwa Telecom Chairman Ho Chen-tan, in presiding over the launch of broadband service in five remote aboriginal communities in Taitung County.
The five villages - Tachu, Chenhsing, Senyung, Chiafeng and Langtao on Orchid Island off the Taitung coast - were the last areas in the country not to have broadband Internet access.
In an effort to narrow the digital divide between urban and rural areas, the NCC - the country's telecommunications and media regulatory body - identified early this year 46 remote or secluded villages that lacked broadband service.
"We must make necessary hardware and software investment to prevent these places from falling behind in this digital era, " Su said, adding that broadband Internet access will serve as a window for children and other residents in remote areas to acquire much more knowledge.
The NCC designated Chunghwa Telecom, the country's largest telecommunications service provider, to build broadband infrastructure in 43 of the villages or townships in eight counties, and Taiwan Fixed Network to do so in three mountain villages in Alishan Township in the southern county of Chiayi. The NCC also demanded that the Internet connection speed in all these areas be increased to 2Mb per second or faster.


Updated : 2021-06-20 21:06 GMT+08:00