Broadband Internet Access Will Soon Be Available in Dubrovnik Region
Hrvatski Telekom started building fiber optic infrastructure in Dubrovnik and the municipalities of Dubrovačko primorje, Konavle, and Župa dubrovačka. It will provide 9,065 "white" addresses in this area with fast and ultra-fast broadband internet access.
It is one of 13 projects under which HT will build a fiber optic network that provides speeds of at least 100 Mbit/s by the end of 2023 for almost 150 thousand new users in cities, municipalities, suburban, and rural parts of Croatia. The project is implemented following the structural rules of the Framework National Program for the Development of Broadband Access Infrastructure in areas where there is insufficient commercial interest for investment.
The total value of the fiber infrastructure construction project in the city of Dubrovnik and the municipalities of Dubrovačko primorje, Konavle, and Župa dubrovačka is over €1.6 million. HT will invest more than €7.5 million in this project, while the remaining amount of €4.7 million will be co-financed by the European Union. This project will improve the use of digital services such as e-Citizens, e-schools, e-health, and high-speed internet availability will contribute to the further development of entrepreneurship and the economy.
"By investing in this project, we provide residents of the city of Dubrovnik and the municipalities of Dubrovačko primorje, Konavle, and Župa dubrovačka with fast and high-quality internet access, which will ultimately increase the quality of life for the local population. The economic effects of this investment cycle are extremely significant since the increase in internet speed in local government units in Croatia leads to the establishment of new companies, the creation of new jobs, and an increase in the efficiency of public and private services", said Milan Meden, Director of the Access Network Implementation and Operations Sector at HT.
The Next Generation Access - NGA network that Hrvatski Telekom will build as part of this project will be open. This means that all other operators and electronic communications service providers will have open access to the networks and, just like HT, will be able to offer their retail broadband services to end users in the area that the project includes.