PM Netanyahu's Remarks on the Reforms in the Communications Market
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the weekly Cabinet meeting today
(Sunday, 30 December 2012), watched a Communications Ministry PowerPoint
on the reforms in the communications market and the coming steps in the
field of rapid Internet along a fiber optic network and said, "By means of
the fiber optic revolution, we are advancing the Israeli economy, Israeli
society, education, culture and industry forward to the forefront of world
technology. This is a breakthrough. This is a digital revolution that will
further reduce the gaps, increase equality and cancel the meaning of
geographic distance. Thanks to it, many patients will be able to avoid the
necessity of going to hospitals for tests, pupils from around the country
will benefit from distance education, etc."
Regarding the presentation by Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon and
senior officials in his ministry, Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "What
Minister Kahlon and his people have presented today is a genuine revolution
in the communications field. This is a revolution based on far-reaching
reforms and breaking up cartels and monopolies in order to benefit
competition. In the end, competition is for the benefit of the consumer.
This revolution is already finding expression in reductions of thousands of
shekels in the expenditures of every home in Israel."