Ogero Telecom building in Bir Hassan, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A massive project to connect Lebanese internet users with lightning-fast fiber-optic technology has been approved by the Court of Audit, Imad Kreidieh, head of the state-run internet company Ogero, announced on Twitter Tuesday night.Billed at some $283 million, it envisions connecting 85 percent of users at speeds of over 50 megabits per second – more than 10 times as fast as many connections today.The latest Speedtest Global Index ranks Lebanon 133 out of 135 states, with an average broadband download speed of 5.48 mbps.
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