Rostelecom wins rural Russia broadband contract

Rural Russia broadband contract: Rostelecom has won a $4.7bn contract to bring internet access to more than 13,000 towns and 4m people across Russia over the next 10 years. Under the terms of the contract, Rostelecom will be obliged to provide internet access at a speed of at least 10mb per second at internet hotspots in all towns with populations of between 250 and 500 people that already have a pay phone. The Moscow Times