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Eutelsat bridges Piedmont digital divide

July 11, 2008

Italy’s Piedmont Region, together with Eutelsat, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to leverage satellite technology to accelerate the availability of digital services for all of Piedmont’s citizens irrespective of their location.

In order to develop its WI-PIE programme (Wireless Piemonte), the Piedmont Region, in collaboration with CSI-Piemonte, TOP-IX, CSP and IRES, is committed to bridging the digital divide throughout its territory by the end of 2008, with a guaranteed availability of broadband connectivity for all citizens. The Region is officially including Eutelsat’s satellite technology as a complement to ADSL and terrestrial wireless technologies in order to achieve full broadband coverage of all 1,206 communities for consumers and enterprises.

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