Italy’s €6bn broadband plan: Spread 100Mbps far and wide, fill in the rural notspots

The Digital Agenda, which all EU member states have signed up to, stipulates all countries in the union must ensure that 100 percent of their citizens have internet access at speeds of at least 30Mbps by 2020, and by the same year 50 percent of the population must have access to speeds of 100Mbps or more.

At the start of this year, those percentages for Italy were 45 percent and one percent, respectively. To bridge the gap, the cabinet of prime minister Matteo Renzi has unveiled what it’s calling the ‘strategy for Italian broadband and digital growth 2014-20’. – Federico Guerrini, ZDNet 

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