About 200 Arctic social facilities to get connected to the internet by year end
Thirty-one social facilities have been connected to the internet in the Krasnoyarsk Territory since the beginning of this year. Another 153 facilities will be connected to the global network before the year expires.
Minister of Digital Development of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Nikolai Raspopin spoke via videoconference about the implementation of the project as part of the Communications in the Russian North 2020 eighth national conference.
“Out of the territory’s 1,743 populated places, 72 are located in the Arctic. Needless to say, it is impossible to develop this territory without a communications network. We are creating it under federal and regional programs,” Raspopin said, adding that the work is conducted under the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation national project.
Remote areas are also being digitized under the Krasnoyarsk Territory’s state program The Development of Information Society. The regional treasury transferred funds for the development of cellular communications and the internet to the villages of Ust-Avam on Taymyr and Yessei in Evenkia. This practice will expand in the next few years.