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Catalonia’s EU-funded fibre network connects over 400 government sites and promotes competitive rural digital services

Thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Catalonia built a fibre backbone to connect over 400 government and local administration sites across the region. By offering the network’s extra capacity to the market, this ‘open network’ allows local operators to compete to use the infrastructure and deploy services to under-served rural areas. “We have generated an ecosystem of over 80 local operators to promote competence and competitiveness in these local areas with very high-quality services”, explains David Ferrer, Catalonian’s Secretary of Digital Policies, in this video interview.

Title over photo of the EU, Spanish and Catalan flags flying against a clear sky: Catalonia’s EU-funded fibre network connects over 400 government sites and promotes competitive rural digital services

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