Paris, 18 December 2009
ARCEP is pleased by the publication in today's Official Journal of Law No. 2009-1572, of 17 December, concerning the battle against the digital divide, which was officially adopted by the Senate on 10 December 2009.
This law contains a number of provisions pertaining to electronic communications, particularly in the area of very high-speed fixed and mobile access.
It stipulates that the allocation of digital dividend spectrum (very high-speed mobile) must make regional digital development a priority. The law also reinforces the powers that ARCEP has to enable optical fibre network rollouts across the country.