The Spanish government intends to launch the funding call at the end of September.
The government has already pledged €500 million for improving rural connectivity through the “Universalisation of Digital Infrastructures for Cohesion (UNICO) programme. A further €500 million will be distributed to support the deployment of rural 5G in municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants.
The Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, María González Veracruz, said Spain had reached the milestone of making Spain 100% connected by ultra-fast broadband two years ahead of schedule.
González Veracruz said digital transformation contributed to 22.4% of the GDP in 2022 through business development and economic modernisation of Spain.