France to require apartments to come wired

The French government said Thursday that it planned to require builders to install fiber-optic cables in new apartment buildings to increase the introduction of fast broadband Internet.As part of a proposal to be voted on by Parliament “before the summer,” the government will seek to make fiber-optic cabling a requirement for all construction projects of 25 or more apartments, said Luc Chatel, a government spokesman.To read more on this Bloomberg story, see iht.com/articles/2008/04/24/technology/fiber.php.

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