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570 million euros more to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics

570 million euros more to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics

In total, more than 900 million euros of the recovery plan are allocated to access to infrastructures and digital uses throughout the territory.

Traveling this Saturday in the Allier on digital issues, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the release of an additional envelope of 570 million euros as part of the recovery plan to generalize fiber optics throughout the territory.

Digital technology, and in particular the deployment of fiber, are “an important issue for economic development, regional planning and equal access for all, companies and our fellow citizens, in the future,” insisted the head of the government.

In total, 908 million euros of the recovery plan are allocated to access to infrastructure and digital uses. Of the 570 million earmarked specifically for fiber deployment, 420 million “are earmarked today,” specifies a Bercy press release, adding that “the use of the remaining 150 million will be completed in the summer.”

Improved subscriptions due to November lockdown

According to data published in early December by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Arcep), in France nearly one million additional fiber optic subscriptions were registered in the third quarter of 2020, for a total of 13.6 million subscribers of very high speed.

The Prime Minister, who also visited the Eco Center in Varennes-sur-Allier on Saturday morning, a former military base converted into a commercial center, also insisted on his desire to continue the government’s efforts in the area of ​​mobile telephony to “Fill in the 4G” white areas “that still represent a quarter of the territory according to the government.

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