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EU4Digital: Internet switched on in Georgian mountain villages

November 7, 2019

More than a thousand people in 76 mountain villages in Georgia have been connected to the Internet as part of a government project to support the development of mountain regions.

The Pshav-Khevsureti and Gudamakari Community Internet Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, with the involvement of the the High Mountains Settlement Development Fund, Internet Society (ISOC) and the Georgian Small and Medium Telecommunications Operators Association.

As a result of the project, 76 villages of the Pshav-Khevsureti and Gudamakari regions, 496 families and 1,291 residents will be covered by the Internet.

EU supports digital economy and society in the Eastern partner countries, including Geogia, through its EU4Digital initiative. With the total budget of  €11 million, it will run from 2019 until 2021, covering Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

Through the programme, the EU supports Eastern Partnership countries by reducing roaming tariffs, developing high-speed broadband to boost economies and expand e-services, harmonising digital frameworks across society in areas ranging from logistics to health, building cyber security and finally, developing digital skills.

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