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Chungnam to Build BcN for Rural Residents
Date
2012.04.09
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According to Yonhap News,

People living in rural areas of South Chungcheong Province (Chungnam) can enjoy the Broadband convergence Network (BcN) service, 100 times faster than the cable service.

Chungnam signed an agreement with the National Information Society Agency and KT to establish the BcN.

The BcN service project, to be implemented as a matching fund method by three institutions, will build the BcN for a total of 4,258 households in 112 villages with less than 50 households for each one by September and start multimedia services from October with the investment worth 1.676 billion won.

The BcN has the data transmission speed up to 100 times faster than coaxial cables, which allows people in rural areas to enjoy high-quality multimedia services, including IPTV, video calls, remote diagnosis and distant education, on an equal footing with their urban counterparts.

Chungnam has conducted the project for agricultural and fishery villages with less than 50 households whose poor infrastructures make it hard for communications service providers to invest. It established the BcN for 3,335 households in 81 villages in 2000 and 3,895 villages in 2011.

"If established, the BcN will enable rural residents to access distant learning and remote medical services. We will double our budget to build the BcN for 200 villages annually from next year," said Kim Gi-seung, a Chungnam official in charge of IT support.  

Source Text

Source: Yonhap News (Apr. 6, 2012)

** This is the translation of a Korean article.