Moncloa started helping to guarantee internet in rural areas for €35 per month
The government has called Aid of 84.8 million euros for Internet After approval from the European Commission, in rural areas where the downstream connection does not reach 50 megabits per second (Mbps). The call, published this Friday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), is financed for the most part by the Next Generation Fund and will allocate 44.8 million euros to create a platform of network resources that will allow the provision of the service. with a downstream speed of 100 Mbps.
Likewise, the remaining 40 million euros will be used to directly finance the installation of services, equipment and start-ups for users. Maximum cost of service It will be 35 euros And there will be a subsidy for the acquisition of equipment up to 600 euros. The aid will be distributed in four zones and operators or groups of companies with operators in them can attend, awarding one or more zones, so that they can send aid to the people. Thus, each offer will only be eligible for a maximum of one quarter of the funding of 21 million euros.
Of the donation for the platform, the government hopes to transfer 23.7 million euros first End of the year for startups Another 21.1 million euros will be disbursed in 2023 to cover the costs of the platform and up to 2025.
For end-users, the Executive Board will provide 15 million euros this year and 25 million euros to deliver aid between 2023 and 2025. In their explanatory statement, the government indicates that this aid is “a. Last resort is a temporary solution“The government aims to achieve 100% 100 Mbps coverage by 2025, until rural broadband expansion programs along with other technologies achieve coverage in these areas.
Among the users, they will be able to choose the help Individuals, freelancers and self-employed workers, SMEsNon-profit organizations and town halls so that they can connect with municipal services such as town halls, libraries, fire stations or the national police.
Call It does not indicate which technology to use To make this connection, although the public consultation refers to a connection via satellite or terrestrial wireless technology. The winning companies must commit to 95% service continuity and its provision in any calendar month by December 31, 2027. Applications can be submitted till December 5.
To sanction this subsidy Commitment to increase broadband speed will be emphasized, Provision of additional services, such as voice over IP, job creation in Spain and SMEs, micro-SMEs, self-employed and ‘startups’ that create jobs in the country or in the European Union, according to a statement from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.
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