The Italian government is planning a dramatic increase in spending on broadband and 5G infrastructure, according to Reuters. Ministers are proposing an alternative to the single national broadband plan, which has run into difficulties over the merger of the fixed-line access network. The new plan involves rolling out networks across Italy’s regions using the ‘best technologies available’, including help for consumers to pay access fees, using money from the EU’s Covid recovery programme. Italy is ranked fourth last in the EU for digital competitiveness, according to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI).
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The Italian government is planning a dramatic increase in spending on broadband and 5G infrastructure, according to Reuters.
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