Secy. to President heads committee to formulate broadband policy

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A committee headed by the Secretary to the President had been appointed to formulate a national policy on the usage of broadband internet.

The policy would be presented to parliament within the next six months, Director General of the Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Palpita said.

He stressed that a supportive policy and good governance were essential for broadband deployment and take-up to succeed.

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The DG said that the regulators saw the need for a policy to promote broadband development across all sectors and to liberalise the broadband market.

The establishment of a policy governing the public authorities, investors and users and wider range of stakeholders could serve as a platform for developing a common understanding, vision and strategy, he said.

Palpita added that the policy was expected to provide solutions to many issues relating to the use of broadband internet and also the public would benefit through this policy.