3 December 2012

South Africa: Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) Launch of Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) 15 - Expanding Access to Communication Technology

press release

The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) today launched an intergovernmental forum to spearhead the infrastructure projects within Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) 15: Expanding Access to Communication Technology.

Led by the Department of Communications and supported by the Department of Public Enterprises and Department of Science and Technology, SIP 15 aims to ensure universal service and access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband services by all South Africans, prioritising rural and under-serviced areas and stimulating economic growth. This includes migration nationally, from analogue to digital television broadcasting by 2015.

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