In total, more than 900 million euros of the recovery plan are devoted to access to infrastructure and digital uses throughout the territory.
Traveling this Saturday in the Allier on the theme of digital, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the release of an additional envelope of 570 million euros as part of the recovery plan to generalize optical fiber throughout of the territory.
Digital technology, and in particular the deployment of fiber, are “a major issue for economic development, regional planning and equal access to all, businesses and our fellow citizens, in the future”, insisted the head of the government.
In total, 908 million euros of the recovery plan are devoted to access to infrastructure and digital uses. Of the 570 million specifically intended for the deployment of fiber, 420 million “are allocated today”, specifies a press release from Bercy, adding that “the use of the remaining 150 million will be specified in the summer”.
November lockdown boosted subscriptions
According to data published in early December by the Telecoms Regulatory Authority (Arcep), nearly one million additional fiber optic subscriptions were recorded in France in the third quarter of 2020, for a total of 13.6 million very high speed subscribers.
The Prime Minister, who also visited the Eco Center in Varennes-sur-Allier on Saturday morning, a former military base converted into a business hub, also insisted on his desire to continue government efforts in the area of mobile telephony to ” fill in the white areas “of 4G which still represent a quarter of the territory according to the government.