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The Inter-Ministerial Committee approved a broadband development project in rural areas of Greece through a PPP

04.10.2013 - 00:00

Today, by Decision of the PPP Inter-Ministerial Committee, a broadband development project in rural areas was included to the Hellenic PPP programme.

The project's goal is the installation and operation of necessary infrastructure for broadband internet access, in order to achieve digital convergence among the most disadvantaged rural areas of Greece with the rest of the country. The project is designed to allow sustainable use and operation of the infrastructure in the long term, while encouraging competition.
The project will provide about 5,500 villages and more than 600,000 residents in mountainous, island and rural areas with high-speed internet. The total duration of the contract is 17 years, of which 2 years development stage and 15 years operation and utilization. The budget of the project amounts to 161 million Euros, which will be funded by EU funds.