China’s State Council released “Broadband China” strategic plan on Aug. 17 to deploy for the goals and development paths of the broadband sector in the future years (Official statement).

According to the plan, China targets to realize full broadband network coverage by 2020 with the penetration rate of fixed line and 3G/LTE networks reaching 70% and 85%, respectively.

The speed of urban and rural broadband accesses will reach 50M and 12M respectively by 2020. The broadband coverage in administrative villages is expected to reach 95% by 2015 and 98% by 2020.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.