EU funding will gradually bring Spain into the 21st Century with high speed internet for everyone.

Spain Digital 2025

One of the objectives of the Spain Digital 2025 agenda is to guarantee adequate digital connectivity for 100% of the population. The Plan for Connectivity and Digital Infrastructures is the first objective on the agenda. It has a budget of 583 million euros in 2021 and 2,320 million until 2025, financed through the Recovery and Resilience Fund of the European Union.

So, there is hope for those who live in the campo, seeing an end to enduring a really slow or bad internet connection.

The Government grants new aid with more than 36 million euros to extend ultra-fast broadband to more than 156,000 homes and premises in 12 provinces.

The grants will allow 156,404 real estate units (homes and commercial premises) in 790 unique population entities to benefit from access to new generation broadband with access speed greater than 300 Mbps (scalable to 1 Gbps).

The provinces where the projects will be developed are Almería, Granada, Jaén, Málaga, Huesca, Teruel, Zaragoza, Balearic Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Alicante, Cáceres and Murcia.

This agenda will foster the country’s digital transformation by guaranteeing digital connectivity, the roll-out of 5G, increased cyber-security capabilities, the digitalisation of public administration services and companies, especially SMEs, promoting Spain as an audio-visual production hub, developing the data economy and artificial intelligence, and guaranteeing digital rights for citizens.

Furthermore, Digital Spain 2025 seeks to contribute towards closing the various digital gaps that have widened in recent years, whether that be for socio-economic, gender, generational, territorial or environmental reasons, and that have been highlighted during the pandemic. This mission is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the United Nations 2030 Agenda.