"High-speed internet in every household by 2020"

Every household in Serbia should have access to "high-speed internet" by 2020, which would raise the GDP by 1-1.5 percent.

Source: Tanjug
(Tanjug)
(Tanjug)

That's according to Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic, who spoke on Tuesday.

Opening this year's regional conference on information and communication technologies, Telfor 2016, he noted the significance of this sector, adding that the EU will by 2020 invest additional 20 bln euros in the development of digital technologies and information networks, Tanjug has reported.

There is a slight but steady increase of the usage of IT technologies in Serbia, with the number of households that own a computer at 65 pct, the number of those with internet access at 64 pct, and those with high-speed internet at 58 pct, he said.

This is not enough, as there is potential for growth, noted Ljajic.

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