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Affordable broadband for 100m Nigerians: Operators, stakeholders, regulators discuss

In order to realign Nigeria’s strategic IT direction and further provide affordable broadband for the next 100 million Nigerians and as well reposition the country for global competitiveness, regulators, operators and stakeholders at the 13the Network Technology Conference and Workshop titled: Affordable Broadband For The Next 100 Million Nigerians, had identified the need to connect the next 100 million Nigerians for successful business operations and economic growth in Nigeria.

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US trade agency to fast-track Nigeria’s broadband target, releases grant to BCN

United States Trade and Development Agency, USTDA, may have bought into Nigeria’s 30 percent broadband target by 2018 , as it recently released a grant to Backbone Connectivity Network Limited of Nigeria, BCN.BCN is a unified data communication service provider for the North West region of Nigeria. The partnership which necessitated the grant will see to the building of a Tier III data center in Kaduna State and a metropolitan broadband network in Abuja.The grant, according to USTDA is for the development of a feasibility study and business plan to support the deployment of a broadband fiber network across the North West region of Nigeria including the building of a Tier III data center in Kaduna State.

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