SKOPJE, Macedonia, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Macedonia will be using Motorola's wireless broadband platform, the company said Monday.
The communications group said its MOTOwi 4 Canopy system will be used as the government-sponsored Macedonia Connects project, which aims to provide the entire country with affordable broadband connections. The project has already delivered access to 350 primary and 100 secondary schools.
The project is meant "to establish a national wireless network requires that at least 95 percent of a country's population has ready access to low-cost Internet connectivity," said Glenn Strachan, the Macedonian Academy for Education Development's director of the Macedonia Connects project. The AED project is being funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development along with Macedonia's Ministry of Education.
"Wiring the schools created the springboard to full connectivity, and we knew from experience that this would produce a tremendously positive economic impact for Macedonia," Strachan added.