During the EU 2014-2020 financial framework, Romania is counting on at least EUR 500 million in financial support, according to Razvan Cotovelea, minister for Information Society, according to Agerpres newswire.
“This important sector will obviously be financed from European structural funds. We are counting on an allocation of at least EUR 500 million from the European Union, to which will be added our national contribution, and we will be making very many interventions to stimulate the infrastructure. We will proceed with the introduction of broadband internet in the “white areas.” We will continue with the Ro-Net project which totals EUR 84 million, which stipulates the introduction of broadband in these areas. We will encourage the investments of SMEs by granting subventions and European funds. What matters the most is your contribution to the single project we are working on and are counting on, e-Romania,” said Cotovelea during the conference Information Is Power: Information Tools for Telecom Consumers, organized by the telecom watchdog ANCOM.