Italy opens consultation on EUR 6.2 bln broadband plan

Monday 24 November 2014 | 09:09 CET | News
The Italian government has opened a public consultation on its EUR 6.2 billion plan to expand the country's high-speed broadband network to areas beyond the reach of private operators. The aim is to meet EU digital agenda objectives and bring 100 Mbps broadband to 85 percent of the Italian population by 2020, while ensuring that the remaining 15 percent is covered by broadband at speeds of at least 30 Mbps. Only 20 percent of the Italian population currently has access to 30 Mbps broadband, compared to an EU average of over 50 percent. In a statement, the Italian ministry for economic

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