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Broadband is an enabling infrastructure for building the knowledge economy and information society and for accelerating the socio-economic growth and development of South Africa. Although the National Broadband Policy was approved by the Cabinet in June 2010, the Department has embarked on developing a revised National Broadband Policy and Broadband Strategy for the country which it plans to submit to Cabinet for approval in the 2013/14 financial year.
The revised Broadband Policy aims at ensuring universal access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband infrastructure and services by 2020 and stimulates sustainable uptake and usage of ICTs. Furthermore, the Policy prioritises the need to implement interventions aimed at strategic positioning of broadband infrastructure as a catalyst for social and economic growth and enhance universal access. To this end, Government will encourage and support investment in broadband backbone network infrastructure and increasing the uptake and usage of broadband services.
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