Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Supersize my recherche

Readers of EuroTelcoblog will be familiar with the theme of the growing politicization of broadband and technology more generally. Having become the envy of Europe for its broadband pricing, France is turning up the heat on innovation, as President Chirac unveils six strategic initiatives to receive EUR236m in state funding:

Intelligent Homes
Next-gen Metro
Quaero search engine, the most heavily funded of all
TVMSL, another mobile TV standard
Hybrid autos