Romanian authorities and EC officials agreed on the way to use some EU funds worth 86 million euro for the creation of an internet broadband infrastructure in the so called white areas in Romania, the areas without internet possibilities), Communications minister Valerian Vreme said.
He expressed his hope that the contract will be signed around November and the project implemented in 24 months. The EC has been waiting since 2007 a project from Romania for the money and in 2010 it decided to block the money following an attempt to redirect the money on other projects.
According to the project presented by Vreme, the state would want to use the funds to build an internet infrastructure in areas that does not have any. The infrastructure will cover at least 90% of the 3648 places in the country where about 1 million people live without possibility to use the internet.