A protocol has been signed between Italy's Umbria Region and the provinces of Terni and Perugia for the construction of am ultra-broad bandwidth fibre optic network. The President of the Province of Terni, Feliciano Polli, said the deal is a prerequisite for municipal collaboration and will simplify the ability to complete the broadband network throughout the region, speeding up the work required.
One network linking Citta di Castello with Terni has been completed and tested at an investment of over EUR 1.5 million. The city networks of Citta di Castello, Terni and Orvieto have already been tested, at an investment of EUR 4 million. By June 2014, the networks of Perugia (EUR 3 million) and Foligno (EUR 2.5 million) should be completed.
According to local daily Corriere delle Comunicazioni, a tender will be opened on 06 May for the construction of a new network linking Umbertide, Gualdo Tadino, Foligno and Acquasparta. The investment is estimated at EUR 4.75 million and work should be completed by June 2014.
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