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French govt receives report on digital neighbourhoods plan

Tuesday 30 July 2013 | 11:07 CET | News
The head of French public investment entity Caisse des Depots, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, has submitted a report to the prime minister concerning the development of digital neighbourhoods ("quartiers numeriques"). Municipalities wanting to use the label will have to host start-ups and research centres and have superfast networks in place. Under the proposed calendar, the government would appoint a national chief digital officer and launch a tender for a pilot phase in September to select projects for two or three locations. The pilot digital neighbourhoods would begin to operate at the end of the

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