SUPERFAST INTERNET IN ROME: ACEA-TELECOM-FASTWEB AGREEMENT REACHED
At the end of March 2013 a memorandum of understanding was signed by Acea, Fastweb and Telecom, with the objective to extend the ultra-wideband network with 100-Megabit-per-second Internet connection to the Roma Capitale territory. The agreement - that provides for the construction of about 4,600 new electricity supply points - minimises the inconvenience to citizens due to opening roadwork, in addition to granting the coordination of the three companies. Acea will invest about 6 million euros to build the power supply grid of the state-of-the-art electronic equipment.
The Company has planned measures aimed at minimizing the environmental impact when laying infrastructure, adopting systems such as the no-dig - laying cables without digging trenches - and mini trenches for laying optical fibre. Switchboards will be housed partly in underground rooms. As of 31st December, 2013 Acea Distribuzione activated 757 new electricity supply points, for a total