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Broadband and new-energy buses among key topics

Updated: May 14, 2019 China Daily Print

Several ministry-level departments, including those for industry and information technology, healthcare security, and finance, have responded recently to issues of public concern.

Rates for mobile internet services to be reduce

The average rates for mobile internet services will be cut by at least 20 percent this year, authorities announced on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission said in a statement that average broadband service rates for small and medium enterprises will be lowered by another 15 percent.

The authorities have also set a target of improving the coverage of broadband services with a rate of at least 100 megabits per second to more than 80 percent of users.

The authorities will also work to enable more than 97 percent of primary and middle schools nationwide to be connected with broadband services this year.

Meanwhile, telecommunication service providers will also offer favorable service rates to registered households living below the poverty line, the statement said.

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