French prime minister announces broadband plans

Tuesday 19 January 2010 | 09:12 CET | News
French prime minister Francois Fillon has announced that the country would invest EUR 4.5 billion in the digital economy. Of the total, EUR 2 billion will go towards deploying very high-speed networks and EUR 2.5 billion to support innovative uses, services and content. The budget will be administered by a new fund for the digital economy, headed by Rene Ricol working in partnership with digital economy minister Nathalie Koscuisko-Morizet. Fillon has asked the competition, industry and services department (DGCIS) and the land planning and regional action delegation (Datar) to launch a

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Companies: Free / Orange / SFR
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