How TIM is closing the digital divide in Italy

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TIM‘s commitment to close the digital divide in Italy continues. Friuli Venezia Giulia is the second Italian Region, after Puglia, to cross this important finish line.

TIM has completed the plan to provide ultrabroadband coverage via the FTTx network (namely with FTTC technology up to 200 Mbps and FTTH technology up to 1 Gigabit/s), reaching over 99% of households that use its fixed network, as well as connections covered by satellite and FWA ultrabroadband.

Despite the COVID-19 emergency, TIM has continued to give strong impetus to its fibre optic network deployment plan and, in the case of Friuli Venezia Giulia, infrastructural work has been carried out in over 200 municipalities to construct new networks or expand existing ones, ensuring ultrabroadband connections for citizens and businesses.

In the last twelve months, TIM has speeded up its fibre coverage plan in over 3,800 Italian municipalities, mainly in the country’s white areas. As of today, TIM’s fibre network is available to over 92% of Italian households that use the fixed network.

In addition, with the creation of FiberCop, an infrastructural subsidiary of the TIM Group, an important plan started to build the secondary fibre optic network and cover 76% of the country’s black and grey areas with Fiber To The Home (FTTH) technology by 2025. FiberCop will enable the development of FTTH solutions using the co-investment model provided for by the new European Electronic Communications Code. In Friuli Venezia Giulia, FiberCop will reach 24 Municipalities with super-fast fibre up to 1 Gigabit/s.