Novgorodians must help the Internet reach the remote corners of their small homeland – Vestnik “Novgorod” Veliky Novgorod

The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Media of the Russian Federation and PJSC Rostelecom continue to implement the Bridging the Digital Divide project, which implements high-tech and high-speed Internet and modern mobile communications in small settlements with a population of 100 to 500 inhabitants.

In 2022, the project will enter another 1,800 settlements in Russia. In Novgorod region alone, according to the regional government, 8 to 10 such communication facilities are planned to be built by the end of the year.

But this year, the residents of Novgorod offer to determine the geographical priority of the project themselves. The official Telegram channel of the Government of Novgorod Oblast is calling for a vote to determine which of the settlements in Novgorod Oblast should be provided with Internet and mobile communications in the first place. And only 2 days left!

So, the top 3 in online voting in civil services are occupied by:

Volotino village, Ilinogorsk village, Demyan region – 169 votes.
Lyubnitsa village, Valdai district – 165 votes.
Veliki Zahod village, Zhirkovski village, Demyan district – 157 votes.


We add that the emergence of mobile communications in rural areas, among other things, makes it possible for distance learning, government and municipal services in online format to become more accessible.

photo from open sources

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