The government previously said it would be making available EUR 400 million to the Digital School Plan covering Liguria and Piedmont (lot 1), Lombardy (lot 2), Lazio and Sardinia (lot 3), Campania and Basilicata (lot 4), Calabria and Sicily (lot 5), Tuscany and Veneto (lot 6), and Marche, Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia (lot 7). The remaining regions will implement the plan via their in-house digital infrastructure companies, said MISE.
The ministry also specified that a maximum of two lots would be awarded to the same bidder in order to guarantee a high level of competitiveness and a rapid rollout. In addition, severe penalties have been introduced for any delays in completing the tender or any breaches of service quality. “Providing schools with high-speed broadband connections is a priority, and the tender rules reflect the need for acceleration given by the government to the School Plan,” said Infratel Italia head Eleonora Fratesi.
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