Government wants to fast wireless internet in 3.5GHz band in rural




The government will open up frequencies for providers of Internet in remote places. That should rural residents without a fixed broadband connection can still get a fast connection to the Internet.

From September 1, companies can apply for a license to offer wireless internet, writes Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs in a letter to parliament. The intention is that it is tied to a mast fixed internet in rural remote communities, and households through radio tower that can get fast internet at home.

The tape should be used for that purpose, the 3.5GHz band. Until recently, that band was used by the Department of Defense. Among other things, WiMax and LTE are suitable for that frequency band, but the cabinet does not mention a technology that needs to be used. The 3.5GHz frequency is relatively high, and therefore penetrates pretty hard inside houses.

It also wants to make it more attractive to build wired internet. To this end cables have more unused may lie in the ground before tax to be paid. That would make the construction of additional capacity more attractive, both in rural areas and in areas that already have high-speed internet. May also providers of Internet “reasonable terms” for example, the infrastructure of sewage, electricity and gas use to build the internet.

Finally, the government wants that European money is released to finance the construction of high-speed internet. The government promises that they will lobby for this year in Brussels.

According to the government have currently three hundred thousand people and companies access to fast internet. That must change: the government wants everyone in 2020 has access to a connection of at least 30 megabits per second. Half of the households should have access to a compound of at least 100 Mbit / s.


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