A draft of government policy for the broadband sector coming this year

(December 07, Colombo - Lanka Polity) Sri Lanka is to compile a government policy for the internet broadband sector, says  Sri Lanka’s Telecom Regulatory Commission (TRC).

Priyantha Kariyapperuma, Director General of TRC says that a draft is to be published before the end of the year for public comments.

Internet subscribers are estimated at 1 for every 100 people (in 2007), up from 0.2 in 2000, says a recent World Bank report.

The World Bank points out that the penetration of broadband services contribute to economic growth.

"For every ten percentage point increase in the penetration of broadband services, there is a 1.3 percentage point increase in economic growth," said Tenzin Dolma Norbhu, a World Bank ICT policy specialist.


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