Mountain areas suffer from low connectivity
The last Digital Economy and Society Index, known as DESI, shows that rural connectivity is on the rise but still far below the average European access of 76% of households. This compares to the 40% of households in rural areas. There are no specific data for mountain areas, but in many cases these areas cumulate the difficulties of remoteness, low population density and difficult terrain for rolling-out broadband.
The new Broadband Competence Office Support Facility has written an article to how different EU funds can help overcome low connectivity. In addition, they can help in developing projects and give ideas to increase the connection in mountain areas. Find out more by reading the whole article here.6 September 2017