Friday, January 27, 2006

Gates: China Set to Become Biggest User of Broadband Worldwide

From TMCnet:

"China is set to become the biggest user of broadband in the world, Bill Gates said Friday."No one will catch up (except) maybe India in 50 years," the chairman and co-founder of Microsoft Corp. said at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.

He said that despite the disparity between China's urban and rural areas, the country was on track toward reducing poverty, meaning more people would be able to afford broadband Internet access."The greatest surprise in poverty reduction ... is China," Gates said."