Saturday, May 21

Broadband Internet: soon aid of between 300 and 600 euros

Significant help to facilitate Internet access for everyone in France. On the sidelines of a trip to Moulin-Neuf (Ariège) this Saturday February 5, Jean Castex confirmed the increase from April 2022 in the aid granted to companies and individuals not covered by wireless broadband.

Set up in 2018, the “digital territorial cohesion” system was introduced to allow households and businesses to benefit from wireless broadband. For this, the State has granted a maximum aid of 150 euros to finance any related equipment, as well as its installation and commissioning.

During a visit to the fiber deployment site in Moulin-Neuf this Saturday, Jean Castex announced that this aid would be doubled at least from April.

“The finding is that this amount is not enough to allow people to equip themselves. We therefore decided to go to 300 euros, or even 600 euros” in certain cases, detailed the Prime Minister during his trip on Saturday, in the company of Cédric O, the Secretary of State in charge of Digital.

Lower throughput in rural areas

This announcement was made as part of the “France Very High Speed” plan, the objective of which is to cover France at very high speed, i.e. an internet connection of more than 30 Mbits / s, by the end of 2022.

However, a strong geographical disparity has been observed regarding access to high-speed internet in France.

In a study published on January 27, UFC-Que Choisir demonstrated that 32% of Internet consumers in rural areas were deprived of “good broadband”, that is to say a connection with a speed greater than 8Mbits/s.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.