Coupons for families with no income discrimination, rewards for fiber optic condominiums and incentives for cloud services. New interventions are taking shape to support the deployment of ultra-broadband, which is currently the subject of public consultation by Infratel, the internal company of the Ministry of Economic Development which administers the plan. Following the feedback from the operators, we will proceed to a decree of the ministry which will also distribute the means between the different interventions. There are 407.5 million available from the National Fund for Development and Cohesion, 80% of which is intended for the regions of southern Italy. The highest shares are directed to Sicily (81.5 million), Campania (75.9) and Puglia (32.8).
Suitable for families
For families, checks for €300 are offered, without restriction on the basis of the ISEE (Indicator of Equivalent Economic Situation) unlike the first round of contributions which started in November 2020 and ended a year later. Infratel specifies that the value of 300 euros was established on the basis of the evaluation of the prices of the offers on the market, considering that with this contribution it is possible to cover on average up to 50% of the contract which guarantees a great cost. Broadband service for up to 24 months.
How the bonus will work
Families who completely lack connection service or who switch from nodes with performance below 30 Mbps to a higher service will be able to access the contribution, obviously until resources are exhausted. In the event that more than one high-speed network accesses the building, the voucher can only be issued for the highest express offer among those available, in any case only one contribution will be recognized per family unit located in the same house. There will be no obligation to remain bound by the contract from which you benefited from the coupon and the right of withdrawal will remain, but in this case you will lose the right to the remainder of the incentive.
The public consultation prepared by the company led by Marco Belleza also provides, depending on the needs indicated by the different regions, the possibility of introducing regional restrictions, for example to give priority to the most disadvantaged regions.
The first phase of vouchers, which was reserved for families with Essie with a maximum of 20 thousand euros and also linked to the delivery of a computer or tablet, did not work as expected and did not see the contribution of only 107 million out of the 200 million allocated. . With the waste, then turn it into incentives for small and medium-sized businesses. Phase 2, without limits Isee, offers as new financing an extension to two other franchises: for residential vertical cabling and cloud services. The residential units must be connected by optical fiber and each apartment must be accessible separately. In this case, the amount of the premium remains to be determined and in the public consultation Infratel asks the operators to decide on the way of determining the cost of the intervention.