The Minor Islands Connection Plan has been launched with the aim of providing ultra-fast connectivity to smaller islands and enabling modern digital services for businesses, citizens, and local governments. This event, which took place on the Teliri cable-laying ship in Palermo, was attended by institutional actors, media, and representatives from Elettra Tlc.
During the event, Alessio Butti, the undersecretary of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Innovation, emphasized the importance of connecting smaller islands with ultra-fast networks as an investment in their economic development. Alfredo Maria Becchetti, President of Infratel Italia also highlighted the significance of providing adequate connectivity to these islands and bridging the infrastructure gap.
Elettra Tlc, the company responsible for installing optical connections for the Plan expressed their pride in contributing to the strengthening of the economy of these islands and improving the daily lives of residents. The Plan is financed and promoted by the Department of Digital Transformation with an investment of over 45 million euros from Pnrr. It aims to provide adequate connectivity to 21 smaller islands primarily in Sicily.
Through laying submarine and terrestrial optical cables, this plan will enable modern digital services like ultra-broadband services, mobile connectivity services and even potential services based on 5G technology on these 21 smaller islands. The islands affected by this plan are located in regions such as Lazio, Puglia, Sicily, Tuscany and Sardinia. Of these islands