High-speed wireless internet access is the same basic need, such as water and electricity, so the Dutch government is doing everything possible to residents of the country have access to Wi-Fi. This was stated by Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands Henk Kamp, speaking in parliament.
According to officials, over the last decade has turned Wi-Fi from the options in the basic function on computers and phones. “Without this technology, our economy will decline, – he stressed – and the need for consumers and businesses in the services via a wireless connection in the coming years will only grow.”
This statement Kamp made during the discussion of the new government strategy, which should lead to more efficient use of frequencies for the Internet connection. It is expected that the document will be published in spring 2017 and, among other things, would provide for the allocation of new frequencies for wireless networks.
As evidenced by recent research, access to the internet in the Netherlands have not less than 96% of households. At the same time the worst things among senior citizens. About half of the residents in the country of 1.2 million people aged over 75 years old or do not have a network connection, or does not know how to use modern devices such as tablet computers or smartphones, or doing it with great difficulty.
In November, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency, has published a report, according to which more than half the world’s population does not use the Internet, despite its rapid razvitie.Pervoe place in the index of development of information and communication technologies (ICT), won this year as in the past, the Republic of Korea. The top five in the list, there were 175 countries, also includes Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
To date, the government of the Netherlands are developing a new government strategy, which will contribute to a more effective use of the Internet and its popularization.