French mirror Irish broadband roll-out

More French local authorities are investing in WiMax wireless internet access, a cost-effective way of bringing broadband to remote areas.

6th August, 2005

The technology, which already exists in Irish cities and several towns along the east coast of Ireland, could match the needs of rural counties.

Several local councils in the western half of France are about to achieve 100 per cent broadband internet coverage of their population by developing a mix of traditional wired transmissions - cable or DSL - in urban areas andWiMax in more remote regions. The most advanced local authority is Vendée, which...

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