The Federal Government has said it will strive to grow the country’s Broadband penetration to 70 per cent by 2021 with a $100 million loan from the Government of India. Although Nigeria’s Broadband penetration level is currently 31.5 per cent, mostly in urban areas, the Government said the $100m loan facility would increase penetration to the rural areas. The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said this in Abuja at a conference with the theme: “Post Nigeria National Broadband Plan 2013 to 2018” organized by the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).

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