Scheduled for launching next year, this plan, which results from a public-private partnership, provides for the possibility of access to computer equipment, Internet connection, training and support for the price of one euro per day, for three years.
Villepin, cited by C | Net, also announced that the executive will bet on WiMax wireless technology to bring broadband to the most remote areas of the country, where DSL is unable to reach.
At the top of the prime minister’s concerns regarding the use of the PC are citizens with fewer resources and older people, with whom the rate of use of the PC and the Internet is lower.
France currently has a penetration of PCs in the home of around 50 percent.
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