Fast Internet for Groningen earthquake zone

Fast Internet for Groningen earthquake zone

Tech September 2, 2016 08:42

- The residents of the earthquake area in the province of Groningen as quickly as possible access to fast internet. The province of Groningen and other partners submit before 40 million in grants and loans on the table.

The nine municipalities get into the earthquake zone first turn, as is the intention. With the grant from Groningen can without broadband connection will soon also have fast internet. It is intended that the end of 2018 approximately 14 000 addresses are unlocked, which now have to deal with a slow connection.

According to the province is still common for entrepreneurs are restricted in their activities or that students do not do their homework because the Internet is too slow. It costs about 57 million euros to unlock those areas. is to explain the absence of the subsidy is not profitable in the rural broadband telecom providers or residents initiatives. Once that is done, the first province of Groningen, according to the Economic Board of Groningen, Groningen, the National Coordinator and the provincial government where all residents use fast Internet.
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The Groningen Soil movement is moderate enthusiastic, but stressed that the plan hinges on the haste made with implementation. According to Dick Kleijer of the action group applies the subsidy plan,, to try at least to offer some economic perspective this area. ' Kleijer says a soon coming fast internet is necessary to revitalize the earthquake zone so companies want to settle there again.

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