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Transport Ministry launches Internet project

THE SLOVAK Transport Ministry will launch a project in April to increase high-speed Internet use across the country by providing Sk240 million (€6.4 million) in subsidies to users.

Under the plan, called Internet for Education, the ministry will give new Internet users a subsidy of Sk6,016 (€160) per person over a two-year period. The money is to be distributed in monthly payments to high-speed Internet users, the SITA news agency wrote.

Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš explained at a press conference that the project aims to increase IT literacy and access to high-speed Internet among young people from 15 to 25 years of age.

The Transport Ministry subsidies will go to 5,000 applicants from each of Slovakia's eight regions, or a total of 40,000 new applicants across the country.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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