Tunisia high speed internet access booming
The Tunisian government said it was "very pleased" at its initiative to reduce ADSL high speed internet rates to only 50 dinars plus the monthly subscription fees, according to a special report published in www.babnet.net. Since 24 November, the date when the ADSL initiative was launched, 1,300 high speed lines have been made operational.
According to statistics published by Tunisie Télécom, more than 2,700 requests have been made to internet service providers as a result of the offer. The company claims that there are 80% satisfaction rates.
The government believes that there is a significant educational value in making internet connectivity more widespread, cheaper, faster and convenient. The next move, according to official reports is to start a process of e-government, similar to that launched in the Gulf.