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FR31_FR71_Digital Rhone Alpes_2014

Name of the country France
Sector Telecomunication
Name of the document (original) Rhône Alpes Numérique
Name of the document (English) Digital Rhone -Alpes
Administrative level Regional
Type of the document Guideline
Year of adoption 2012/ reviewed 2014
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Comments Two main components for this policy:
* on the one hand, investment in infrastructure (brodband access all over the territory )
* on the other hand, digital uses outspread
Not strictly dedicated to mountain (Alpine) areas, but public initiatve foreseen to offset lack of private providers in sparsely populated areas.
Sector Telecomunication
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) FR71
Authority Region
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non binding
SGI coverage SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description Regional guidelines and implementation terms for digital services offer improvement in remote areas
Major objectives Reduction of inequalities in access to digital services in sparesely populated areas.
Optimisation in using created digital infrastructure
Short Summary Digital Rhone –Alpes Act
This strategic framework offers guidelines for regional policy principles and defines terms of implementation in a field of intervention which belongs to land planning and equipment competency of the regional level.
It aims at equality of treatment for regional populations, in order to give them equal access to digital services, should they live in big cities or in remote scattered rural and mountain areas, for such services nowadays are essential as well for quality of life as for maintaining as developing economic activities.
Regional interventions led in this strategies’ implementation are not strictly dedicated to mountain (Alpine) areas, but the latter benefit from it, because mountain territories are the main areas which lack of private providers intervention and need public initiative to offset this disadvantage.
To reach this goal, his strategy foresees two main components:
* on the one hand, investment in infrastructure (broadband access all over the territory )
* on the other hand, digital uses outspread.

The integrated nature of this strategy lies:
• On the one hand, in its investment component, with financial coordination mechanism of regional and infra-regional authorities
• On the other hand, it lies in budget devoted to integrated territorial approaches aiming at developing uses of digital services for inhabitants and economic stakeholders: “smart territories” similar to “smart cities” initiatives.
Governance model
Public services SGEI
Public-private partnership
Type of finance
No sources available.
Sources of finance
Stakeholders' list
State/provincial/departmental Departement
Regional Region
Inter-communal Intermunicipalities