Guizhou to invest in broadcast network
December 8, 2008
The Guizhou provincial broadcasting authorities plans to invest a total of RMB 2.2 billion (E0.25bn) between 2008 and 2010 into accelerated construction of a province-wide integrated television and data network in order to ensure effective cable coverage and transmissions at the central, provincial, municipal, and county levels. The project is planned to be completed in three years: investment for this year totalled RMB 360 million, and will increase to RMB 1.105 billion in 2009 and RMB 735
million in 2010.
At present, there are still 35 counties in Guizhou that have not been connected to the cable broadcasting network, and the overwhelming majority of townships and villages do not have fibre-optic connectivity.