Internet, Terrestrial Digital Television (TDT) and telephony in the rural world
The Radiocom project is a concrete investment aimed at closing the digital gap in rural zones. The project, currently in progress, is being funded 50% by the European Commission (€10.18 million out of a total of €20.36 million).
The Radiocom project consists of the building of infrastructures offering access to telecommunications services (including broadband internet, mobile telephony and digital terrestrial television) in areas currently not covered by private operators, in particular rural areas.
The project forms part of the Catalunya Connecta (Catalonia Connects) plan, led by the Generalitat (the autonomous Catalan government), which aims to equip all population groups of 50 residents or more and all of Catalonia’s industrial estates with these telecommunication services by the end of 2010.
Specifically, the Radiocom project funds the building of telecommunications towers in areas where there is poor digital coverage and where adaptations to the existing infrastructures will not resolve this problem.