Italy 100% covered by fiber, a country fully connected by 2026. This is the goal set by the Minister of Innovation Vittorio Colao speaking at the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio on the second day of work. «My job is to make sure that fiber in Italy reaches everywhere by 2026: we have a goal of coverage and equity. There will be tenders and public funds. The exciting debate on the single network, which is unique in Europe since nowhere else is talked about, I leave it to others, “he said.
“I’m pretty happy with how these six months have gone. We have made a coupon, on all the initiatives we are proceeding rather quickly – Colao summed up -. My goal is European technological autonomy, when you are independent you can negotiate and collaborate better, which does not mean doing everything alone but on an equal footing with others. A concept that is also valid in the Space sector, where “we have good skills as a country that must be enhanced”.
To journalists who asked if, thanks to EU Next Generation funds, another Google could be born, Colao replied: «There is one of Google in the world, but there are great opportunities that the next tech giant is European. We need to create an infrastructure environment and incentives. The next Google will be decided by consumers but the conditions must be created. I don’t know what sector it will be in, but we have to create the environment, the infrastructure, the regulatory framework and the investments to give the possibility that this can happen ».