High-speed broadband connections needed – the preparation of a broadband strategy starts

News article 12.07.2017 10.07 fi sv en

A man, laptop, office (Photo: Rodeo, Juha Tuomi)

The Ministry of Transport and Communications will start the preparation of a national broadband strategy that aims to define Finland’s broadband targets for the years 2025 and 2030 and the means to achieve them. The strategy will be technology neutral, which means it will be promoting the construction of both optical fibre connections and wireless broadband connections.

“Reliable high-speed connections are already now a necessity in our daily lives and business operations. In future, our capacity needs will grow exponentially as a result of the rapid increase in digital business operations, digital public services and recreational activities. The strategy will be designed to meet the needs of those using high-speed connections in future,” says Ministry of Transport and Communications Anne Berner.

Targets for the coverage and speed of broadband connections will be included in the strategy to also meet the EU broadband targets. The broadband strategy will also define the measures for reaching the speed and availability targets.