With China’s Internet growth slowing, the country is opening up the broadband provider market to private enterprises as part of government sponsored trial.
The country on Wednesday released a draft of the upcoming trial rules, which will let private enterprises sell broadband services in 16 cities across the country. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology didn’t mention when the project would begin, but is proposing it last for three years.
The country has the world’s largest Internet population with 632 million users, according to the China Internet Network Information Center. But there still remains a vast swath of Chinese citizens who have yet to go online, especially in rural areas.
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