Document: Salga/Local Government Representations: Gazette No 32578, Notice 1276: South African Broadband Policy

Description

From a Local Government's perspective, it is imperative that municipalities are enabled and empowered through the provision of broadband for their own internal-use but also of the opportunities to use broadband as a socio-economic enabler within their local economies. The attached representations are divided into two parts:

  • Part A: a general overview that provides context to the response
  • Part B: a direct response to the Policy

Table of Contents

Part A: Overview Of Local Government Response

  1. Preamble
  2. Summary Of Response
  3. Recommendations

Part B: Local Government Response To The Draft Policy

  1. Introduction
    1. Context
    2. Legislative Framework
    3.  Definition of Broadband
  2. Broadband Policy Objective
    1. To build the information society
    2. To increase affordability
    3.  Increase uptake and usage
  3. Benefits Of Broadband
    1. Drive economic development and GDP growth
    2. Socio Economic
  4. Key Priority Areas
    1.  Access
    2. Affordability
    3.  Usage
    4.  Roles
      1. Role of the State
      2. Roles af provincial and lacal gavernment
      3. State owned enterprises
      4. Role of the Private Sector
    5.  Implementation
      1.  Establishment of an institutional mechanism
    6. Monitoring and Evaluation
  5. Conclusion
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